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I just wanted to start a thread so I can watch my tank evolve through time

As of today there is

-5.5 Cycling mainly for shrimp and potentially also fish currently only holds duvkweed

-25 gallon semi aggressive community
(my guys tank)
*6barbs *1krib and planted with swords
Plans to try adding corys, potentially will end up in 29 gal

29 gallon peaceful community:
*1 electric blue ram *5lemon tetra *1wood shrimp *1 cherry/5 bloody mary shrimp *1vampire shrimp
The exciting things in this tank tonight:
-my wood shrimp successfully melted for the first time since I bought him
-four of the new bloody Mary's were seen having a powwow tonight so that means at least 4 have survived so far!


Pictures of all the tanks to come but for tonight a showdown ROTTWEILER VS RAM:
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This dog presses his nose to the glass and stomps to try and make the fish "play" luckily unlike cats he can't just jump on top and reach in

Theseus and the ram have daily show downs, sometimes him and the 25s krib showdown too
 

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Tank looks nice! Plants look healthy, great coloration on the ram. Would you suggest them for a community tank?
 

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I've had cats that will play "fetch"....luckily I don't have any dogs, they might think they can catch the fish too!
 
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Tank looks nice! Plants look healthy, great coloration on the ram. Would you suggest them for a community tank?
Thank you! Honestly I just got this one a week or so ago so I can't say too much yet. BUT so far he's been great, more curios than anything and so far leaves my shrimp alone. *knocks on wood*
 
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I'm looking for something to add to my 20g long. On my shortlist. 5 Colombian Tetras, a platy and a guppy, both male. Kinda done with livebearers. Been keeping them since I was 6 or 7.
I don't blame you, I've never been a livebearer fan. It's my understanding that the Columbian tetras are more semi aggressive and fin nippers. But definitely start a thread in the "stocking" section and people who've actually kept them will probably jump right in with better info!!
 

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Already did. Got a few replies. I've had my Colombians for about 2 years now. Never showed aggression towards anything but themselves. One of my favorite fish that I've ever kept.
 
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29 gallon as of today. Definitely needs some aquascaping.. totally open to suggestions on plants/layout etc!

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25 gallon no real changes but we finally got it off the ground !!, hoping to try out albino corys Wednesday and maybe add two more barbs eventually...

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The sad little 5.5, waiting for the wood to get waterlogged. Needs to be remineralized and some live plants. Honestly not sure the best route to go for adding shrimp...?
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What kind of shrimp did you want to add? I might actually know something about this.
 
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What kind of shrimp did you want to add? I might actually know something about this.
The plan is to do one colony of neocaridina and one of caridina for variety without interbreeding... red of one and blue if the other but we haven't actually decided which of which


Edit* as of right now we're thinking sky blue velvet (neocaridina) and crystal shrimp.

I've just never added shrimp to a tank that hasn't already happily housed fish


Also on a side note, in the 29 gal, after looking more closely I belive it was my vampire shrimp who molted! Today's one of the first days it's been visible since we brought it home so that exciting!
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I just wanted to start a thread so I can watch my tank evolve through time

As of today there is

-5.5 Cycling mainly for shrimp and potentially also fish currently only holds duvkweed

-25 gallon semi aggressive community
(my guys tank)
*6barbs *1krib and planted with swords
Plans to try adding corys, potentially will end up in 29 gal

29 gallon peaceful community:
*1 electric blue ram *5lemon tetra *1wood shrimp *1 cherry/5 bloody mary shrimp *1vampire shrimp
The exciting things in this tank tonight:
-my wood shrimp successfully melted for the first time since I bought him
-four of the new bloody Mary's were seen having a powwow tonight so that means at least 4 have survived so far!


Pictures of all the tanks to come but for tonight a showdown ROTTWEILER VS RAM:
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Love it !!
 

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The plan is to do one colony of neocaridina and one of caridina for variety without interbreeding... red of one and blue if the other but we haven't actually decided which of which


Edit* as of right now we're thinking sky blue velvet (neocaridina) and crystal shrimp.

I've just never added shrimp to a tank that hasn't already happily housed fish


Also on a side note, in the 29 gal, after looking more closely I belive it was my vampire shrimp who molted! Today's one of the first days it's been visible since we brought it home so that exciting!
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As long as you have some kind of algae I believe that shrimp should be fine. Maybe even drop some flakes and let them sink if you really wanted to add them soon.
 
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As long as you have some kind of algae I believe that shrimp should be fine. Maybe even drop some flakes and let them sink if you really wanted to add them soon.
Was I clear that the shrimp in question is for the new empty 5.5 ? Just seeing if the advice is the same?

The 29 already happily houses shrimp
 
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No problem! How's that GBR been doing? I can't find any of the other dwarf cichlids I'm interested in at an LFS or online (Apparently the fish is seasonal). Might just go to PetCo tomorrow and pick one up.
So far so good I think! I love him so far ♡ but its still only been a week or two
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So far so good I think! I love him so far ♡ but its still only been a week or two
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He looks good! I'd get a pair but I'm a bit overstocked for two right now. Guppy and platy are giving me stocking problems. But from what I've seen from yours and suggestions others have made to me it looks like they can thrive on their own, so I'm considering it.
 
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