1. Will you have fish as well? If not, the shelter isn’t a big deal. They don’t seem to care as long as there aren’t predators.

  2. Cool scape! Have you considered putting in some cholla wood? Considering you have things terraced, you could make a series of hides using it. Plus, it’d give a nice contrast both in color and in structure to your current scape. Just a thought.

  3. Okay thanks, will try the nylon trick probably. Yes the star thing would kind of destroy it hehe but i think i could hide it pretty well under the moss.

    Yes its slate and as far as i have read it is safe for shrimps.

  4. That moss will grow . The leaves of the plants you have will also help.

    The filter, they tend to go behind it too, looks like the dennerle one I have too.

    And I would suggest to put a nylon sock over it so the fry doesn’t get suck in.( Read mixed reviews about the baby protect)

    And that star thing would go against the aesthetic if you would show it. No?

    That rock is shrimp safe ?

  5. Omg love the rocks, what are they called?

  6. Unless ur planning on putting fish in tank they won’t care.

  7. I just wanted to say that it’s so hard to see something new after decades of fish keeping, but that mulit-terrace-slate-design is fresh. I like the angles, planted levels and sharp drop offs..

    Your shrimp would be fine if it’s a shrimp only tank – some leaves or wood will provide shelter and food.

  8. Looks great! I am so happy to hear your question, as it should be discussed more often. Shelter is second in line to only….

    Food. Lots if hiding places is key if you want shrimplets. You set the table and then open up the doors fir that reproductive instinct kicks in. Why is this so important for shrimp keepers? The natural environment you create should mimic the underwater world of shrimp, crawfish, crabs, snails, lobsters, and many other crustaceans. Overfeeding. Yes. Overfeeding is the number one cause of shrimp and fish deaths. It may seem like it’s very easy and thats that. Truth be told that’s not all, however. Remember this: Provide fresh, clean water based on your shrimps outdoor lifestyle. Lots of swamps, lakes, bugs, and, well, you get the idea. Finally, the more shelter you provide the more lives you support. Ever heard of “safety in numbers”? That’s what shrimp do. They stay together, get berried and live for 1-2 years (Neocaridina aka Red Cherry Shrimp). Watch them graze all day. There is where you get the best notion of how well the shrimp are doing. Suggested is that you read, alot, on how other people do it. YouTube is your friend here. Check out Marks Shrimp Tanks, I believe he is from Wales, UK. When you create that shelter more shrimp will feel safe and venture out! That means better and more consistent feeding/grazing colony.

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