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Shrimp/crab #1
I am wanting a shrimp for my 125 litre tropical tank and am wondering what would be suitable?

I would like a crab but don;t think I can get crabs for a tropical tank, is this correct?
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Re: Shrimp/crab #2
You can get crabs and crayfish for tropical tanks but they tend to attack and kill or injure sleeping fish. Anything with claws should be out really.

What are the tanks parameters (Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and PH, KH and GH if you have them) and what fish do you currently house?
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Re: Shrimp/crab #3
Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5, pH 7.2.

There are currently 6 glowlight tetras in there.
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Re: Shrimp/crab #5
The rock shrimp looks quite scary!!

Thanks for that!

Has anyone else got any of these shrimp and what do you recommend?
I forgot to say that the temp is 25 degrees.

Just had a look on google at the cherry shrimp and it looks colourful...I want some more colour in my tank. The rock shrimp came up as red rock shrimp, this looks nice too.
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Re: Shrimp/crab #6
Just wondering if anybody has any of these and can offer any advice on what they are like please?

I am wanting some shrimp and want to know what they're personalities are like and what kind of habitats they prefer.
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Re: Shrimp/crab #7
Hi Catflish

I have 4 Amano Shrimp in my tank. They're brilliant characters. They do like to hide alot once they've settled in but do make the odd apearance. They're amazing to watch, I could spend hours staring at them

They have been known to swipe whole algae waffers and haul them away back to their lairs. lol.

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Re: Shrimp/crab #8
Thanks for that FlappingAnimal!

Amano shrimp aren't very colourful are they? They're the brown ones?

Do shrimps eat algea too? I have algae wafers already but am wondering what else they will eat? I feed my fish bloodworm every now and again, will they eat it too?

This may sound a strange one, but will shrimp be ok living in a tank with sand in it? I don't want them to just bury themselves all of the time!!
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Re: Shrimp/crab #9
Just been having another look at the caresheet for these and it says up to 25 degrees temperature, mine is between 25 and 26!
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Re: Shrimp/crab #10
Amano shrimp are brilliant for a tank, I have 8 in my tank, I rarely feed them specifically because they just clean and feed from leftover food they clean and clean like 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
As flapping says tho if i put in a broken algae wafer, usually one of the big shrimp will drag it away to their evil hideout lol.

They are not just brown -_- they are transparent and have markings down their back, they also have these little white oval eyes on their tails, they are great.

I would advise these totally and I dont think they would be too worried about 1 degree.. to be honest a tanks temperature is never going to be 100% equal all the way throughout the tank, there are bound to be cooler and warmer spots.
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