Help me decide, shrimp or crayfish?

What should I do with my 10 gallon?

  • Single crayfish tank

    Votes: 7 58.3%
  • Cherry shrimp breeding tank

    Votes: 5 41.7%

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mimo91088

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Finally got out of the saltwater game and got rid of the 10 gallon nano reef. Now I have a single 10 gallon empty. But I've got 2 projects I've wanted for a long time and I can't decide between them. I figured I'd make a poll and get all your thoughts. Vote away!
 

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I’d have some tank mates with the crayfish, like maybe a couple nano fish? I personally have my Mexican dwarf crayfish with three glass catfish that are growing out but for now it looks pretty cool :).
 

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I love a tank filled with cherry shrimp. And lots of plants
 
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CoryFan said:
You can make some money with the cherry shrimp!
That is a big factor weighing in that direction I must admit.
 

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Man this mist be a hard decision. They're both so cool!
Personally I'd take a crayfish tank. There are a lot of interesting species out there, and I feel like everyone does RCS tanks.
 
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Also if I go with shrimp I need to pick a color. Blue looks cooler, but red sells better. Decisions decisions.
 

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I'd go with shrimp.

That said, if you want to sell shrimp then there are a lot of options for shrimp that sell at a premium. But first you'd need to check the TDS of your water to see which of those you can keep. TDS pens are like £5 on amazon.
 
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RollaPear said:
I'd go with shrimp.

That said, if you want to sell shrimp then there are a lot of options for shrimp that sell at a premium. But first you'd need to check the TDS of your water to see which of those you can keep. TDS pens are like £5 on amazon.
I have one already. Right around 200 out of the tap.
 

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mimo91088 said:
I have one already. Right around 200 out of the tap.
I kept Thaiwanee bee at 300 TDS. The only downside is the yield would be 20 instead of the traditional 30+. So I'm guessing the choice (and profit) is way broader for you at 200. Best of luck.
 

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H Farnsworth said:
It’s not as easy as get shrimp, sell shrimp.
I'm not sure if you're talking about the actual logistics of selling shrimp or "breeding" shrimp? I put breeding in quoatation marks because in my experience neocaridina (in every variation I've kept) are pretty prolific. In planted tanks I've kept where they're not preyed upon, it's pretty easy to become over run.

Of course that's just my experience and every tank is different.
 

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I voted crayfish. I did so simply because I'd love to have one myself but have no room.
 
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Lol I just checked back on this thread today. 50/50 split. Perfect XD.

So far I think I might start with a crayfish. They look so cool as and I've wanted one forever but didn't want one tearing apart my nice planted community tank. If I change my mind down the road decide to rehome it, it will have only aided in establishing a nice seasoned tank for shrimps.

I hear shrimp only thrive in well seasoned tanks. I'm hesitant to add them, as this is essentially a brand new tank, having come from being saltwater.
 

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