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Home Fish Aquarium Guide

Fishkeeping Information and Resources for the Home Aquarium

Freshwater-Shrimp.com


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It’s not quite ready yet and we don’t yet have enough Red Cherry Shrimp for sale, but I have been hard at work on Freshwater-Shrimp.com as the portal for selling Red Cherry Shrimp and hopefully beyond that their yellow cousins and then who knows what. We may eventually sell some aquatic plants there as well as supplies. I really don’t know what it may become.

We currently have been able to count around 50-60 Red Cherry Shrimp at any one time. Given their great ability to hide I suspect the actual number is pushing a bit closer to 100. The colony in the shrimp only tank is especially booming, but I suspect within two more months we will be approaching a point that we may offer some for sale.

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July 4, 2011 - 2:32 PM No Comments

Selling Red Cherry Shrimp?


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Well… I don’t have enough shrimp yet to think about selling any but…. the thought has crossed my mind that in a few months I may have enough to sell. In fact, I’m so jazzed about the dwarf shrimp I’m thinking about a shrimp species tank (right now I’m leaning towards yellow shrimp there…. ) Although I don’t have any yellow shrimp (yet?).

They seem such fun critters…. it’s so neat to see the males surfing around the tank and they’re a great cleanup crew. I don’t know how many times I asked for them at our LFS and they told me they sell out fast when they get them. I bought mine on ebay and took notes as to how things were packaged. To my knowledge I didn’t have one shrimp die in the shipping/establishing phase. (Although there may have been a couple snacked upon….)

So, long story short…. I may be opening a separate web page that would be devoted to selling the dwarf shrimp. Mostly the neocaridina shrimp such as the yellow, red cherry and blue pearl. But… I’ve been looking at the crystal red shrimp as well…. who knows maybe a year or two down the road? I’ll announce here if and when I setup a standalone site for the shrimp. I expect first that I would probably do a couple of test sales to get my sea legs with shipping them.

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April 12, 2011 - 6:42 PM No Comments

An Aquarium Horror Story – aka our first Tank


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Our first fish tank. I don’t know exactly how long it’s been. It was probably around 1998 or so. Aquarium information was hard to come by online still. I remember at one point during that nightmare thinking I should get a book, but didn’t know where to start. We had always liked looking at the fish at the wal-mart in town. Years ago we looked at fish in a pet store that was in the mall in town. It was just part of our routine. One night though – they had a sale on 5 gallon tank kits. It included “everything you need” to start and was 30-40 dollars I think. We bit at the offer and took it home. It was a hex tank and just fit on our bookshelf in the hallway. It was a tight fit getting the light cover off to add water, but it was manageable. The tank has a rim around the top as well so you can’t get to the entire surface, but…. well why would we need to get at it too much?

I don’t think we got fish that night. We did get gravel though and two bright neon decorations – cave and mountain.

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February 15, 2011 - 5:10 PM No Comments

Responsible Fish Keeping


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I’ve seen warnings with many fish and plants that are packaged and sold for the home aquarium. They warn about not releasing these plants or fish into the wild. Now, I can see why some people might release a certain fish into a pond because it had a good appetite for mosquitos for instance. But, wouldn’t you think you should check and see if that kind of fish is already native to your area?

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March 7, 2010 - 10:44 PM No Comments

Welcome to the Home Fish Aquarium Guide!!!


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I have some pretty big plans for this site and I hope you’ll enjoy what you see here in coming weeks/months. Right now I have an awful lot of resources and information lined up to add in. Much of the content of this site I expect to be in pages which you will find listed in the sidebar. As I learn, I will share things here with you. First, a bit about me and what I hope to do with this site…

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January 8, 2009 - 11:04 AM No Comments