I am going to try red rilis in my 120g community, and yellow shrimp in my 90g. A little more expensive then cherries, but not too crazy in my city. My 90g is heavily planted with lots of plant cover, and and 120g will be, so I am sure a few will manage to colonize. If/when your tank is covered in plants or driftwood spots to hide, I'm sure they will survive in there, although you will not see them as much. I guess the shrimparium on the bottom would be a nice place to keep a large number and observe their behaviour.
I have cherry shrimp (love the cherries) in my 46g bow with angel fry and rams right now. Even these little baby fish eat my shrimp, but with more plants they have started breeding again! Also colonizing a tank prior to adding fish is a better idea.
A huge shrimparium would be awesome, but you would only be able to add two types, maybe three to keep them from interbreeding and looking like crap. Neo-caridina (dwarf shrimp) can be kept with caridina species (tigers and crystals) with no cross breeding. I heard minami shrimp are a separate species altogether, but I don't know too much about it yet. I looked into this too!!!
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