gravel colour to bring out cherry colour

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Blue or white really make red pop. Just a thought, I don't have any cherry shrimp
 

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they seem to really stand out on darker substrates, i've read that black is great, but I just keep mine in a natural colored substrate.
 

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Hello,

I have moved your thread to the Freshwater Substrates/Gravel - Sand section of the forum.
Thanks!
Ken
 

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I have crazy gravel, it's purple, blue and black, I see them well on that (maybe you wanna pick just one colour though. I have natural substrate in another tank but with the colour, I'm not sure I would see my RCS on it. Depends on the colour, as some natural gravel is darker than others.
 

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Very dark brown or black is the best for a natural tank. My personal favorite is Seachem Flourite Dark for heavily planted shrimp tanks.

I believe that light brown, beige, white, and other light colors bleach the shrimp out.
 

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Black is the best if you use a substrate but in a shrimp only tank I would go with a bare bottom. I've got RCS with both a black substrate & a bare bottom & I can see teh ones in the bare bottom best.
 

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I have mine in black substrate. They look cool.
 
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Good Morning
Thanks for your reply,ideas,
Keep on rolling in.
What is natural subtrate
 

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Natural substrate simply means it is a natural sort of colour. Like what you would see in the bottom of a stream or lake. Usually a mixture of different browns but it can be pretty much anything that is not given an unnatural finish or colour.
 

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I have mine on light/tan substrate (chosen before I had shrimp) and they do tend to wash out over it. I can see them much better over the dark brown ornaments and deep green java moss in that tank.

I personally love black gravel, but it can look a bit unnatural depending on your tank setup. I have my blue crayfish on black gravel and they really pop .
 
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