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  1. One thing I'll say is that it's your money, your tank, your shrimp, and your hobby, so if you want to try to have all your Caridina adapted to tap water no one can stop you from doing it. The fun of this hobby, imo, is that it's still a relatively new hobby and we're still learning so much about shrimps and their husbandry. I have tons of ideas I want to try once I have the tank space to do so. One suggestion that I thought of is that you can either start a tank with water parameters that resemble those of the breeder you get them from to properly acclimate them and reduce the ini
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  2. Blue Ridge

    Hi folks!

    I've lurked for years and this site pops up on my Google searches from time to time, but never decided to register and post until today. My name is Charles and I usually go by Chip or Chuck. I got my first cherry shrimp in 2006 and never looked back. Still have some of that original colony, but as I wanted other colors I always set up new tanks for them. Lately I've gotten into more Caridina and tigers. I currently have 11 planted shrimp tanks ranging from 5.5 to 125 gallons. Guess I'll show off some shrimp now. Fishbone pintos: blue pinto: CRS: CBS:
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  3. Hi Everyone and thank you for all the suggestions and info. I went on youtube and found the video Shrimp Life made (thank you so much for letting me know!!! ) which I believe is the most helpful video along with 2 more when it comes to shrimp. I am attaching them here in case in case anyone else needs similar info in the future. I got to go find myself some snow flakes now.. I think I read somewhere in the forum that we can make them ourselves (?).. I can not remember where though.. As for the leaves, basically all leaves will do assuming that they have not been trea
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  4. Yup! It's understandable especially when you're just getting into the hobby that people won't be able to commit to getting a whole RO/DI system or have enough money to get a huge setup. I'd guess that most of the experienced keepers/breeders became so knowledgeable through learning from their mistakes. Personally, I feel you can learn a lot more from your failures than your successes, and with shrimp I'd expect failures every now and then, so it's important not to get too defeated if something were to happen as long as you learn from it. I've been in the hobby for several years now and I still
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  5. @Saddleback Shrimp Thanks! I feel that people are less likely to listen to you if you're firm in saying things like "it has to be this way" so I try to offer any advice that can fit in with what the person asking wants, or based on what their goals are. Ultimately, some people might just want shrimp to add to their aquascaped tank with fish because they're cool, colorful and unique so they're goal is to keep them alive over breeding, but if they wanted breeding over anything else I'd suggest not keeping them with any fish at all. But all we can do on forums like this is to offer friendly advic
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