The shrimp i keep in my shrimproom

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24 Aug 2016 19:39 - 24 Aug 2016 20:41 #1 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
I will try to upload some pictures of all the shrimp species and hybrids i keep, i have quiet a few tanks running so it might take a while...
Pintos
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24 Aug 2016 19:40 - 24 Aug 2016 20:43 #2 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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24 Aug 2016 19:42 - 24 Aug 2016 20:45 #3 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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24 Aug 2016 20:33 - 24 Aug 2016 20:34 #6 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Caridina cantonensis var aura blue
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24 Aug 2016 20:56 #7 by robert (robert carter)
Just stunning pictures ,how many shrimp tanks do you have going , reckon some of them must be hard to keep . I have just red cherries and crystal red , but you have put mine to shame . Do they breed for you . More pictures please :cool:

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24 Aug 2016 20:57 #8 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Caridina cantonensis var. tangerine tiger
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24 Aug 2016 20:59 #9 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Caridina mariae var.orange eye blue tiger
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24 Aug 2016 21:01 #10 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Caridina mariae var. blonde tiger/super tiger
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24 Aug 2016 21:03 #11 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
caridina sp. from an Hong-Kong import
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24 Aug 2016 21:32 #12 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Stunning Anthony

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24 Aug 2016 21:34 #13 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

robert wrote: Just stunning pictures ,how many shrimp tanks do you have going , reckon some of them must be hard to keep . I have just red cherries and crystal red , but you have put mine to shame . Do they breed for you . More pictures please :cool:


Hi Robert, i will put pictures of the rest of my shrimp later. Yes i breed them, i have 22 shrimp tanks running at the minute. Saddly i stopped breeding red cherries a few years ago to make space for other species :( but i starting again with different colour variant :woohoo:

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24 Aug 2016 21:36 #14 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

Eric wrote: Stunning Anthony

Eric

Thanks Eric, when your shed is ready you will have to make space for a shrimp tank :whistle:

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24 Aug 2016 21:37 #15 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
I think ill have to

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25 Aug 2016 07:52 #16 by Hicker12 (Stephen Hickey)
Excellent photos and selection of shrimp Anthony keep up the good work.

Stephen.

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25 Aug 2016 10:54 #17 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

Hicker12 wrote: Excellent photos and selection of shrimp Anthony keep up the good work.

Stephen.

Thanks Stephen

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25 Aug 2016 11:15 #18 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

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25 Aug 2016 11:17 #19 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

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25 Aug 2016 11:21 #20 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

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25 Aug 2016 14:20 #21 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
22 tanks for shrimp!! Well I suppose they are in smaller tanks than many of our tropical or Marine fish.

But why are shrimp so expensive to buy?
Red cherrys breed like crazy, when it comes to some of yours, are they that much harder to get to breed/raise, hence the prices are more?
Some of the sponsors on here charge €40 each or even €80 for 3 shrimp!

I know some fish cost a fortune, but they do get bigger and 1 fish does look good in a tank, but 1 shrimp looks stupid, so you need to buy a few.

Anyway, I really like your photos, thanks for posting them.

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25 Aug 2016 16:16 #22 by alan 64 (alan)
Great shrimp u have there realy high quality, if or when u breed anything that is suitable for tap water cinditions let me know as i would like some nice shrimp for my tank

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25 Aug 2016 17:19 #23 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

Jonlate wrote: 22 tanks for shrimp!! Well I suppose they are in smaller tanks than many of our tropical or Marine fish.

But why are shrimp so expensive to buy?
Red cherrys breed like crazy, when it comes to some of yours, are they that much harder to get to breed/raise, hence the prices are more?
Some of the sponsors on here charge €40 each or even €80 for 3 shrimp!

I know some fish cost a fortune, but they do get bigger and 1 fish does look good in a tank, but 1 shrimp looks stupid, so you need to buy a few.

Anyway, I really like your photos, thanks for posting them.

My tanks range from 25 L to 60 L.
Red cherries are really forgiving but most of my shrimp are not. It takes a bit of practice to understand their needs to ake them thrive. Once you know, they are less work to breed and raise than fish.
Lfs have overeads than hobbyist dont have so the prices are much higher.
Some shrimp in asia can cost in the thousand of dollars and people will happily pay that as they understand that a new strain of shrimp take years to create, my skunk took me 2 years and i bred 1000s to get only a few individals which are not breeding true yet :crazy:
Obviously shrimp is more my thing than fish so i wont comment on which should cost more :whistle:

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25 Aug 2016 17:40 #24 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

alan 64 wrote: Great shrimp u have there realy high quality, if or when u breed anything that is suitable for tap water cinditions let me know as i would like some nice shrimp for my tank

I recently started breeding blue dream, got some beautifull bloody mary but the seller only sent me females andnot by mistake if you ask me :hammer:

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26 Aug 2016 08:31 #25 by Hicker12 (Stephen Hickey)
Love your pintos. That is my next breeding project but need some good quality tigers fist?

Stephen

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26 Aug 2016 10:04 #26 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

Hicker12 wrote: Love your pintos. That is my next breeding project but need some good quality tigers fist?

Stephen

Pinto is a breeding line from germany so you wont be making pintos by crossbreeding, you either buy some pintos or some f1 or both and breed them ;)

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26 Aug 2016 10:46 #27 by Hicker12 (Stephen Hickey)
Thanks Anthony, might try to get some F1 and see what i get from the offspring. Do you have a reliable source for F1 in Germany?

Thanks,
Stephen

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26 Aug 2016 17:11 #28 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)

Hicker12 wrote: Thanks Anthony, might try to get some F1 and see what i get from the offspring. Do you have a reliable source for F1 in Germany?

Thanks,
Stephen

Send me a message with how many you need and will have a look in my tank

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17 Feb 2018 20:31 #29 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Stiil breeding shrimps but only kept 13 tanks running to make maintenance easier.
Here is a picture of one of my favourite hybrid shrimp
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17 Feb 2018 23:16 #30 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Your shrimp are so beautiful!

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