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    whats a begginers?

    freshwater shrimp? thats it
    oh and a link will be preciated

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    cherry shrimp are easy. http://www.planetinverts.com/Red%20Cherry%20Shrimp.html
    so are lower grade crystal shrimp (C,B and A). the higher grade shrimp are heavily inbred and so are more sensitive to water conditions.
    http://www.planetinverts.com/crystal...g%20guide.html
    amano shrimp and ghost shrimp are less attractive but hardy.
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    I had difficulty of finding shrimp that were recommended for a tank as warm as I keep my planted tank. I keep it around 80+F and I kept being told that most don't like it above 75F. I found a place in FL that raises their outdoors in raised, lined ponds year round and the water temps stay between 70F and 90F year round. I've not found these to be at all sensitive.

    The cherry shrimp from this place have been in my tank since last summer and they have done great.

    TaDeGe Shrimp

    I actually bought mine from them on one of their aquabid auctions. Here's a current auction of theirs for 25 shrimp.

    Here's one of the females. Sorry for the snail in the way.



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    They look nice red shrimp, get some of them

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    Ghost Shrips, RCS and other Neocardina sp. (don't mix different colors, they'll interbreed) are pretty easy. Amano Shrimp are good to but they breed in brackish water, but can live in fresh. It also depends on what type of water you have coming from your tap water.

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    Amano Shrimp are excellent fresh water shrimp. Both caridina and neocaridina species are easy to care for and fairly tolerant. Ghost shrimp have the reputation for being cannibalistic and have ravenous appetites.

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    Thanks for your answers! cherry shrimps look interesting also i have fish water conditioner will that work? for most of the freshwater shrimps?

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    just avoid the chemicals all together and use distilled water to fill up the tank. although the practicality of this method severely decreases as you move past 5 gallons. i would try to refrain from using too much chemical additives as inverts are much more sensitive than fish to such things.
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