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Post  neogeo20041 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:11 pm

I am about to have a fish room if you guys haven't heard of it. And I was thinking what new type of shrimp should I mess with.

Currently have
Sakura or red cherry shrimp (can't count) rcs
Crystal red shrimp. (3) crs

Want
More crystal red shrimp
Crystal black shrimp
Red rili shrimp
Orange Sakura shrimp
Orange rili Shrimp

Anyone have more suggestions???


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Re: New shrimp???

Post  Amp2020 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:46 pm

I've seen some nice blue ones before online. Not sure what they were called. Much bluer than the blue berry kind.

Bamboo shrimp or vampire shrimp can be a challenge since they are filter feeders. Not many people have successfully bred the Amano shrimp. They breed in saltwater and then transition into freshwater.

How about crayfish instead?

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Post  verbal on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:48 pm

I would get more CRS and see if you can get them breeding.

I would try the Orange ones probably, since they shouldn't be much harder than RCS.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:26 am

@at Amp I have never seen a vampire shrimp or have seen one for sale. As for bamboo shrimp and amano shrimp I don't plan on breeding them, just keep them mostly for looks. I personally enjoy watching bamboo shrimp filter feed and I find them very neat Smile. The blue shrimp you are talking about could be blue bolt not sure. I do find the blue variety very interesting color wise. I will look up on that variety. I don't no why but I'm not into cray fish maybe because I haven't really seen a cool crayfish tank Razz. I do plan on having a shrimp community tank in the future though so, maybe then??? Razz. I'm very excited for it but for now species tank shall suffice.

@at Verbal I can keep Crystal shrimps but I need to get RO water before I even consider breeding them. From all the research I have done they all say the same thing. Your KH, Gh and tds needs to be to their liking. I can keep CRS but breeding is another experience. Orange sakura is prety much another color mutation of cherry if I'm not wrong and so is orange/red rili.
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Post  verbal on Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:31 pm

Crayfish can be cool. The bad news is they are now illegal to keep in Virginia.

One thing that is crayfish like, but still legal and plant friendly are the red clawed shrimp. They are a small freshwater prawn.

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Post  williemcd on Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Verbal.. dead on regarding Crayfish... Va. Law:  It is illegal to sell any species of crayfish live as bait or for personal use, except for personal consumption. (4 VAC 15-360-70)


That law sounds like you can keep (consumption) and collect but not sell them!  How would that apply to cross-state internet sales for importation for personal use?  
I'm sure someone's encountered this within PVAS.. I do know Ira (yea, again) used to collect and market local crayfish back in the day.. Bill  

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Post  verbal on Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 pm

williemcd wrote:Verbal.. dead on regarding Crayfish... Va. Law:  It is illegal to sell any species of crayfish live as bait or for personal use, except for personal consumption. (4 VAC 15-360-70)


That law sounds like you can keep (consumption) and collect but not sell them!  How would that apply to cross-state internet sales for importation for personal use?  
I'm sure someone's encountered this within PVAS.. I do know Ira (yea, again) used to collect and market local crayfish back in the day.. Bill  

It is very recent 2 years ago maybe. I bred blue lobster crayfish. They were pretty cool.

I wanted to try the orange dwarf crays - CPOs, but never got around to it until they were illegal. The other crayfish I kept was the marmokrebs - the self-cloning ones. They are cool, but I actually see the justification for them being illegal, since I see the obvious danger of a cloning animal being introduced. They also seem to be fairly cold tolerant.

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Post  Amp2020 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Its legal to own up to 50 crayfish. Just can't sell them. I know several people that have had no trouble buying them online. Just use common sence and don't release them into the wild or flush them. Kill them or give they to someone who wants them. They are canabalistic except for the self cloning one. I use to have them in a 10 gallon planted tank and they multiplied like crazy as they ate up all the plants. Crayfish are not plant friendly.


How about saltwater shrimp?

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Post  verbal on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:08 pm

Amp2020 wrote:Its legal to own up to 50 crayfish. Just can't sell them.

If you are going to eat them Smile

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Post  williemcd on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:29 pm

Jess.. I would think that that can be negated by stating you're growing them out for eventual consumption.  Bill

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Post  neogeo20041 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:34 pm

Very interesting but I think I will shy away crayfish for a while. Since, I'm in love with planted tanks. Saltwater invertebrates are all cool but not until I have a saltwater setup. Amp is this the shrimp you were talking about.
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Post  Sketch804 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:16 pm

planetinverts.com - they have like 30 diff sp. Of shrimp on here, check it out!

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Post  Amp2020 on Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:16 pm

Not quite that white in color. More of a royal blue.

Have you seen any cardinal shrimp? They have some nice red color and very striking white legs and antennas.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:34 am

Yes! I have they are very neat. Anyone know any place with a decent price???? Are they hard to keep????
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Post  Amp2020 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:19 am

Let me know if you find somewhere to buy some. I'll split shipping with you and get a few.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:58 am

I will order some in 2 to 4 week. Thinking of just getting orange sukara but I will let you know.
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Post  verbal on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:10 am

neogeo20041 wrote:Yes! I have they are very neat. Anyone know any place with a decent price???? Are they hard to keep????

I don't know that they are super hard to keep, they apparently need high temp and pH. Finding a decent price may be tough. It looks like even on Aquabid they are $10 to $20 each.

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Post  verbal on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:11 am

neogeo20041 wrote:
I will order some in 2 to 4 week. Thinking of just getting orange sukara but I will let you know.

How much are they? Where are you getting them?

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:24 am

I was going to inquiry some aquabid sellers not sure about price yet but 10 bucks that's too much.I will post once I find a decent deal.
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Post  Amp2020 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:17 pm

In that picture alone would be $600-$1200 worth in shrimp. There has to be a better price some where. I might just wait a year for when the market gets flooded with them.

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Post  verbal on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:47 pm

The $10+ price was the cardinals. Even mail order retail, shouldn't be more than $3-4/each for the orange shrimp.

If you are going the Aquabid route I would stick with US sellers.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:06 pm

That's what I thought too verbal no more then 3/4 bucks at most. If we get at least 100 dollars worth of shrimp we can definitely get a good deal.
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