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Should "colorful" Shrimp be used in an Aquascapes?

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by John N., Nov 9, 2010.

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Should "colorful" Shrimp be used in an Aquascapes?

  1. Yes

    96 vote(s)
    75.6%
  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Only in small quantities

    21 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Should "colorful" Shrimp be used in an Aquascapes?

    By colorful, I mean Crystal Red Shrimp which have bright white/red coloration, Green Shrimp, and any other shrimp that may "distract" from the layout.

    Maybe it all depends on how many you have in there too...What do you think? :-?

    -John N.
     

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  2. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

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    I voted yes, with moderation. I see shrimp no different than colorful fish. The planted aquarium should have no boundaries as to what the aquatic artists can create with there
    talents.
     
  3. Jdinh04

    Jdinh04 New Member

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    I voted yes. Going a long wit Orlando's post, I believe that each person can go outside the "norm" of what they can use to create their aquascape / planted aquarium. Although most aquascapes today give a nature vibe, I think that through trying new and different things, we can take aquascaping to a different level. After all, if we continue to stick with the same methodologies and techniques, they may start to wear off.

    And again, moderation is also key just like anything else e.g.) plants, fish, hardscape materials, etc.
     
  4. royvd

    royvd New Member

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    i voted yes also.
    now i have neocardina var. yellow.
    and planing to make a nano with sulawesi shirmp
    i like shimps doh!
     
  5. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    same as above for me. Balancing colourful fish or shrimp with the scape is the 'artists' task. If they choose more colourful inhabitants then it is their decision. Wether it works when viewed by someone else is a different question. lol

    AC
     
  6. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    First thing that comes to mind is a very lush monotone setup with little specks of color moving around.


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  7. l p

    l p Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have also voted yes.

    Shrimp, as well as fish, are one way to raise the impression of our Aquascape.
     
  8. akkornteon

    akkornteon New Member

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    I voted yes, but the truth is it depends on the aquascape or the purpose of it.
    For an entry to an aquascaping contest one could use more "dull" colours so that the shrimps (or other fish) don't catch the eye. But in a dull and minimal aquascape maybe living colours are better.

    My personal view is that nature makes the most daring and beautiful combinations of colours and I'm glad I can keep and observe some creatures as my guests! So I wouldn't go for dull colours
     
  9. tenshu

    tenshu New Member

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    I saw a tank on plantedtank forums, only stones, blyxa and very red fishes.
    It was just wonderfull, so i voted yes.
     
  10. Godfish

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    I voted yes,but suppose it depends on scape if they "distract".
     
  11. seniordavid

    seniordavid New Member

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    i put yes too, i think what ever you use colored or not, just let see the result.
     
  12. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not see the reason not to.
     
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  14. Gill

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    Shrimp make an interesting addition to a Tank and now that many more species are becoming available, the possibilties for interesting inhabitants has expanded.
     
  15. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I voted yes. I have currently come across these orange halo shrimp that are similar to amanos. I love their bright color. I have been thinking how neat they would look in a strong all green scape of mosses and ferns with the electric blue rams I have also recently gotten. I think the bright orange and blue with a lush green background would look very cool.
     
  16. royvd

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    that would look realy great indeed!!!
     
  17. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    too distracting?
     
  18. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    its during feeding time right? normall time probably hiding until hardly see
     
  19. Gill

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    That would never be distracting, Looks amazing
     
  20. ianho

    ianho Aspiring Aquascaper

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    i'm with Gill, it looks brilliant! It adds a much different 'level' to that scape.
     

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