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Have an IBC out the back (unheated) with a big happy breeding colony of feeder shrimp (Macrobrachium australiense ) ....

suggestions on anything (fish species) I could also put in there to breed that won't eat the shrimplets? There's a lot of cover for the shrimplets to escape to, heaps of elodea and about 6 unravelled rolls of plastic gutter Gaurd, and some logs/timber.

I know heating will greatly widen what could go in there and may even put a heater in there to keep the shrimp breeding through winter...

so I guess what would be best for:

-cold water conditions

-warm water conditions (24deg)

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Hard call, livebearers like guppies wouldn't pick of many shrimp fry but your adult shrimp could eat them.

Anything bigger could eat baby shrimp.

I would still give some guppies, platies etc a chance, they will survive a winter without a heater if you put some insulation around the ibc and only run pumps during the day so there is no cold air exchange at night.

Cheers mick

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