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    Talking Red Cherry Shrimp just arrived!


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    I just received my bag-o-RCS from Algenco and they are AWESOME! I set up a 10 gal just for them. Two of them came prego so I can't wait to see them give birth. They are so busy in the tank it almost seems like I have 100 of them.

    This new treat comes with 3 questions:

    What is a good method to get the Java moss to root and thrive in my new tank?

    There were Daphina or something else in the bag. They were so small and moved so fast in the bag all I can really say is they look like fleas. Will they thrive as well? Should I do anything special? Will the shrimp treat these little buggers as a goos source of food or just as tank mates?

    How much do these shrimp eat? I'm fairly certain I over fed a bit today to help them adjust from the terror of dealing with the Post Office for 2 days. But normally, what should I expect? Currently I'm planning to feed them from my current stock of algae wafers and fish flakes.

    I'm so exited over these guys!! (Yes I feel like a nerd because of it lol)


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    Wow, it's amazing what a Glowlight Tetra can fit in it's mouth. That little guy decided to swim around the tank instead of heading for cover. Lesson learned. My dad won't get any of these with the Tiger Barbs he has in his tank. At least not until they double or triple in size!


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    I don't know about the Daphnia but for feeding them because you have a new tank I would just overfeed your fish a little once in a while and they can pick that stuff up. My larger shrimp like to eat my hikari sinking wafers.
    Just throw the java moss in the substrate or attach it to some driftwood or a rock. It will do fine it is a very easy growing moss.

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    Just throwing some bits of gravel over the java moss is enough to make it root.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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    To add more fuel to the fire.... Besides the moss, any other suggestions on live plants for these shrimp?


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    Those are " Seed shrimp" harmless, if you have any fish in with them they will eat them fast! That reminds me I need to put a couple of baby guppies in the shrimp tank.

    Ground cover plants make good hiding places for the shrimp. Marsilea ,or glosso are good

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    As I keep cleaning off the sponge surroundings of my water intake I'm noticing the color of it. Green, maybe brown. Now I'm wondering if the sponge will affect the bio part of the filter. Maybe the bacteria is growing both places? Just want to be sure I'm going to keep my shrimp alive....


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    Glad you are so happy with your shrimp. Algenco wouldn't steer you wrong. I would have loved to have bought some but didn't know where to put them. Guess I should have set up my 20 gallon, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richberstler
    As I keep cleaning off the sponge surroundings of my water intake I'm noticing the color of it. Green, maybe brown. Now I'm wondering if the sponge will affect the bio part of the filter. Maybe the bacteria is growing both places? Just want to be sure I'm going to keep my shrimp alive....
    You've just increased the area available for biological filtration. You shouldn't need to clean the sponge very often

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    Congrats on the new shrimp! You know we need pics now! lol
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