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Red cherry biotope

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Aeneus23, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Aeneus23

    Aeneus23 New Member

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    hi guys! i've got an aquarium of 70 litres and i want to use it to create a biotope for neocaridina red cherry. which plants do i have to use? how can i create an ideal environment for that kind of shrimps? i was thinking about using a fluctuating plant like ceratophillum demersum but it isn't an asiatic plant. so what are your advice?
     
  2. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    They'll love hornwort (ceratophillum demersum), however that plant does grow extraordinary fast and tends to float. I would probably keep it simple and uses the common moss like Java Moss or if you're interested in something slightly more pretty you can do Fissidens fontanus.

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  3. Aeneus23

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    Thanks John N. for your advise. It's more beautiful than Java moss! maybe i can use that. seeing that i'll have ceratophillum demersum in the upper part of the tank, the light will be dim. so will fissiden fontanus grow in this case? do you know few plants that can grow with dim light?
     
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    this is ceratophyllu mdemersum
     
  5. Aeneus23

    Aeneus23 New Member

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    her's an update
    this is my tank what doo you think about it? could you give me other suggestions to create a real biotope for kerry?
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  6. SlimStretch

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    I know I'm a little late but for people that may come along, You are talking about a Biotope I wouldn't use the cherry red then, since those are not found in the wild, they are a modified strain of Caridina cantonensis which you can find in at least two beautiful colors I know of, "bee" and "crystal red". The difference between the cherry red and the crystal red is a white stripe which adds a lot to the shrimp imo. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Trocado

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    Hi,

    Only to say red cherry are a var from neocaridina heteropoda and not from caridina cantonensis.
     
  8. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I would say that a Biotope for any type of shrimp would be fast flowing water, with a bottom made of rocks.

    So on your tank do following:
    - get a koralia
    - get mixed sized rocks, river rocks are good
    - scatter the rocks on the bottom of the tank, creating small caves
    - direct the flow to mid tank, and add some moss to the wood
     

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