Hey everyone, So I'm working on getting my first aquascape set up, and although it's still a little while away from being inhabitant safe (I just flooded it last week), I'm starting to look at what I wanted to put in it! I've always loved the look of shrimp, and since my tank is only about 6 gallons, they seem like a good fit. From what I've researched so far, it sounds like the Neocardina species are the hardiest/best suited for someone who hasn't had shrimp before (that would be me included ). My real question is, are there any color variations that people would/wouldn't suggest, especially for a beginner? I've been using ShrimpUSA's website for some guidance, as well as an old thread on here and it sounds like the 'Fire Red' or 'Sakuras' might have the best coloring, but I want to see what other people have to say especially if they've worked with them in person (seems like pictures can always be misleading). The Neon Yellows look great (in photos...), and so do the Blue Dreams/Blue Rili's, but again I'm not sure how bright they'll be in person. I would love to end up with some of the Crystal varieties in the end, but I'm not sure that I can mix them with the Neocardina species (I know that not all of them can be mixed together, but I'm still fuzzy on the rules there) so I'm trying to keep that in mind as I choose. Sounds like they're a bit more challenging to keep as well so I'll wait till I know I can handle a more hardy species first. Thanks for any input!