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Old 11-22-2005, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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It seems that nobody is really selling any. I know that the high grades are very expensive but where can I get a "middle" grade?

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You can get some Crystal Reds from www.franksaquarium.com
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You can get some Crystal Reds from www.franksaquarium.com
I wonder if this pic they have posted on their site is of a baby crystal red or an adult. (the colors do not seem developed yet)

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More than likely it is young, but the colors are actually more developed as far as the white bands when they are young. These would likely be a poorer grade, but really the grades do not matter to me (they are nice, but so are the lower grades, in my opinion). If you are truly looking for a higher grade, you may be waiting a bit and would expect to pay a higher price.
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More than likely it is young, but the colors are actually more developed as far as the white bands when they are young. These would likely be a poorer grade, but really the grades do not matter to me (they are nice, but so are the lower grades, in my opinion). If you are truly looking for a higher grade, you may be waiting a bit and would expect to pay a higher price.
I've been looking for mid-grade crystal reds for a few days now.
It's actually good that I did not find any yet because 85% of my plants are in the mail as we speak.
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Do they have different qualities of cherry shrimp as well? Most of the ones I noticed in pictures looked pretty much the same.
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Cherry Shrimp aren't graded as far as I know although the color can be variable.
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Do shrimp need specific types of plants? I notice that when most people post pictures of their shrimp tanks they seem to have the low light tanks with the "not so good looking plants". Would you be able to aquascape with beautiful plants and keep these little critters around?
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Shrimp do not need specific types of plants -- my shrimp tank is high light although I've moved to easier to grow and maintain plants for myself -- not for them. But, that said, Crystal Reds are a tad more sensitive than shrimp like Cherrys, and higher nitrates can sometimes be problematic for them. So, it tends to be that shrimp 'people' keep more low light shrimp only tanks for Crystals (but not always) whereas Cherrys and Amanos tend to be in more higher light planted tanks. Of course, this is stereotyping. Long story short -- shrimp do not need any specific types of plants although they do appreciate having plants to grab onto and to hide in.
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Thanks for the link PG...i just placed an order from Franks for some CRS'...I'll keep you all posted on the outcome.

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