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coldwater shrimp? #1
is there such a thing? i dont mean food but some you could add to a goldie tank, sorry if it seems a silly question but i have no knowledge about shrimps whatsoever.
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #2
I don't know whether the usual kinds of shrimp people keep would be ok in that temperature, but I imagine they would be expensive goldfish snacks in due course
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #3
What sort of temp is your tank at as I read that Amano Shrimps are best suited to tempretures under 25 degrees but it doesn't say a lowest tempreture for them.

Amano shrimp, Caridina japonica
The Yamato, Algae or Amano shrimp has been made popular by aquascape expert Takashi Amano. It's a small species, fully grown at around 5cm/2", which is found in Taiwan and Japan in cooler mountain streams. Therefore it does best at lower temperatures (under 25C/77F).

A link to the whole article for you:- http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk ... rticle.php?article_id=135

And another:- http://www.aqua-fish.net/show.php?h=amanoshrimp
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #4
my tank is 22-23, unheated during summer months, but heater is in during winter.

thanks, i will have a look at the articles.
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #5
Theres a care sheet on this site for them but under tropical section.
Heres a link to that as well:- http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... sheet.php?caresheetID=117
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #6
Cathie is right, any shrimp in a goldfish tank (unless they are very large ones) will just end up as a snack. How about some snails instead?
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #7
I had my Amano shrimps in with my Goldies and they ignored each other, mind you I don't see the shrimps very often unless new plants have gone in.


Mind you thats not me saying it doesn't happen just that it didn't in my tank before the Goldies were taken out.
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #8
has anyone else had experience with fantails and shrimps together?
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Re: coldwater shrimp? #9
the only thing i can c compatible is the Atyopsis gabonensis
(Cameroon Armoured Shrimp)should be big enough and armoured enough for fantails to leave alone and can go t 22 degrees c so a heater to stabilize temps at this and stop it getting eny lower would be a good idea
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