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Plants and fish in the same waters as the cherry shrimp?

Postby johnnycash » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:14 pm

Hi,

This is probably going to be a very unusual question to the people on this forum.
I have a small fish tank that I am going to use to keep cherry shrimps, or neocaridina heteropoda. The thing is, I would like to put fish and plants in there that are native to the same waters as this species. These have to be small fish, preferably fish that live in schools, but this is not neccessary. As for plants, I'm looking for plants that don't grow high and can form a carpet.
I've done some research and many internet sources list Taiwan or South-East Asia as these shrimp's natural distribution, but some say they can be found only in Taiwan and some say other parts of South-East Asia as well. I know they've also been introduced to places like Hawaii by humans but looking for either their natural distribution or a place close to where they naturally live.
I've asked this question on several aquarium forums but none of them came up with an answer for me. I'm hoping I've come to the right place here.

Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to any information you can give me.
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Postby mith » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:02 pm

Since its in a glass case, it's not going to be natural with you feeding it and having air bubbles pumped to the bottom of the tank so I wouldn't worry about using the same fish/plants.
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Postby johnnycash » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:15 pm

This is my hobby. That's the reason why I want to do this,. I'm trying to recreate nature in a glass tank as well as I can. There won't be any bubbles, except for CO2 fertelization for the plants, which will be hidden from sight. They call this a biotope in the aquarium world. I would like to go so far as to only use rocks that are native to the area but I think that will be very hard find.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:59 am

So, you are asking, where are these shrimps native or what plants and fishes are native in that area too?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby Endangered » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:22 am

Look into some of the smaller species of danios. I believe they are SE asian in origin and there are a lot of tiny spp that likely can't eat your shrimp. There might also be some killifish or other poeceliads that could coexist.
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Re: Plants and fish in the same waters as the cherry shrimp?

Postby johnnycash » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Thank you that might be useful. The problem for me is that so many sources are a little vague in their description of where exactly cherry shrimp exist in the wild. I've found a number of small danios that are from SE Asia but I'm not sure if they live in the same waters, I haven't looked into killifish yet.

PS: What do you mean by spp? Do you mean species? I'm Dutch so I can't say my English is perfect.
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Re: Plants and fish in the same waters as the cherry shrimp?

Postby Chroma » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:38 pm

johnnycash wrote:What do you mean by spp? Do you mean species? I'm Dutch so I can't say my English is perfect.

You got it, spp is just an abbreviation for species
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