Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
Amano Shrimp readily breed in freshwater. Offspring just cannot survive without proper conditions.
Neo shrimp will breed in anything - not just hard water. If you actually read through the journal, you'll see that these PFRs have been slowly adapted to live in the tank with sensitive, high-grade Crystals, so I won't be altering the hardness. I keep plenty of Neos in other tanks with different parameters, as well.
Ok I was just making a innocent suggestion, I never stated they only breed in HARD cuz I dont even keep my water hard? I simply made a suggestion that the lack of color could be due to exactly what you said however once I changed the GH I didnt notice color issues anymore?? I started my tank at 5 and slowly with water changes over a cpl months raised the GH because I Unfortunately did notice molting issues with the cherrys especially the really red painted fires like you have & 1 had a successful molt only part of the poor things tail came with it so I figured that the waters GH may need to be higher & after some research I learned that Crystal red shrimp actually do better in slightly harder/moderate waters also. I did read the entire thing I simply said that was the only difference in our tanks and since my GH has gone up I haven't noticed any problems but like they say if it aint broke? So I dont blame you for not wanting to mess with your system that is working for you already!
Or MAYBE it just happens like normal woman who get pregnant there looks go? lol so it could be the same lack of color in the belly area it seems "shrimp stretch marks" lol
In my opinion, the true Amano shrimp, Caridina multidentata
was previously known to aquarists as Caridina japonica
but was renamed Caridina multidentata
following a study in 2006. I personally have only seen a amano carrying eggs 1 time &has an obligate requirement for marine water for larval development. It could be possible that very few larvae (about 1 in 100,000) could develop in a freshwater tank, if the water contained high levels of calcium, magnesium or chloride ions. But continuous rearing of Caridina multidentata in freshwater is impossible. that very few larvae (about 1 in 100,000) could develop in a freshwater tank, if the water contained high levels of calcium, magnesium or chloride ions. But continuous rearing of Caridina multidentata in freshwater is impossible.
However, There are some freshwater shrimp that are able to breed in freshwater and look similar to C. multidentata. Maybe the shrimp in question belongs to one of these three species. If a shrimp population is breeding well in freshwater the larval biology and development will be somewhat different to that described in C. multidentata and this will belong to a distinct species. There were a lot of reports in UK and Germany, I am sure they can adapt like any other species considering there mainly kept in freshwater they may have adapted there are a lot of mixed views. I guess you got lucky!!
NICE fire reds!