50G: Updated Picture + New Shrimp

August 14th, 2009

It’s been a few weeks since I replanted the 50G, and as you can see the plants have been growing quite well. The tank is definitely due for a trim right now, especially the Ludwigia brevipes on the left, and the Limnophila repens var. ‘Mini’ in the back left. I do have two notable additions to this aquascape. In the back-left, I added a number of Blyxa aubertii plants which were previously in my 75G aquarium.


Also, I was fortunate to get in on a fantastic group buy that GWAPA conducted to add 15 crystal red shrimp, and 15 crystal black shrimp to this aquarium. Below is a picture of one of the red ones, which I believe is a “tiger-tooth” because the one red band looks like two teeth coming down. I don’t know very much about grading the shrimp, and really don’t care, as I just think they’re quite striking inhabitants in a planted aquarium regardless of the grade.

Crystal Red Shrimp

So, hopefully, these shrimp will start a little breeding population in my 50G! Elsewhere in the aquarium, the hairgrass is starting to spread in the corners where I transplanted a few plants, and I’m generally pleased with the direction that it’s headed. I’m waiting on the stems on the right side to grow out a bit more and multiply, so that I can really focus on trimming them into new compact bushes of plants. Comments/critiques welcome!

4 Responses to “50G: Updated Picture + New Shrimp”

  1. Rachel Says:

    to bad i cant see the pic

  2. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I’m not sure why Flickr wasn’t serving up these pictures earlier, but they’re up now. Thanks!

  3. Chris Says:

    Hey, Kris! The tank looks excellent! I was wondering what sized koralia that is, and if this was a 50 breeder

  4. guitarfish Says:

    Thanks Chris. I think it’s a Koralia 2, but I don’t fully remember offhand. It is a 50G breeder. As far as I know, the 50G only comes in one set of dimensions, the breeder size. The 36x18x18 ratios are perfect for aquascaping.