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So, I got this beautiful girl from someone that was keeping her in a daphnia tank that was packed with hornwort. He didn't even know she was in there! The tank was cold, about 68 to 70 degrees with no filtration. Apparently she was surviving on the daphnia. I drip acclimated her for over 4 hours. Today is her second day in my planted blue shrimp tank. She molted yesterday. She came out of hiding today and had been scavenging the bottom, so I know she's hungry. I put in a pellet of shrimp food I feed my blue shrimps, which tends to break up and drift around the tank. I also added some live daphnia from my culture. I cannot see her fans. Should I be able to see them when she's not using them?
This tank has had a high nitrate problem which was solved before I put her in, by adding a submersible filter with NitraZorb in it. The filter will stay, I know they like current. My ph is about 8, kh and gh are within the correct parameters for shrimps. Temp is 76 degrees.
I want her to be happy in her new home and I'm maybe overly worried about getting her fed. Does anyone have any suggestions for me and Erika the shrimp? Thank you!!
 

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How big is she and can you perhaps get a few more poctures from different angles?

She looks suspiciously like a big old natural type cherry shrimp! Mine look the same but a tad darker a slightly wider stripe.
 
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Really!! She's so big... I'll get some more pics up. I noticed she uses her feet like the blue guys do. More pics coming up...
 
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I'm guessing she's 3/4 of an inch long. Here you can see the stripe down her back.
 
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There's a saddle though! Yup. Sorry, I couldn't get 2 pics onto the same post.
 

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Bamboo shrimp get far larger, she’s definitely a big old brown cherry. Here’s mine, I had to lure them out with food.
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Be aware that the male blues will breeder with her and create more browns. May want to separate her if you don’t want a tank full of browns in the future.
 
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Well, you learn something new every day, right? I had no clue rcs get this big! Now I have to decide if it matters if all my shrimps go brown. She's so awesome, like a female red Hulk! I hate to move her out of her new home.
 
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Thanks guys for this learning experience! Erika says thank you too!
 

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