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post #16 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
You can keep CRS and RCS together but you might want to look into a buffering substrate like Fluval Shrimp Stratum or Azoo Plant Bed Grower. Both of those will buffer to about 6.8 (FSS 6.8-7) and both species can breed in that pH. You need to test the water first before you figure out which shrimp to go with. But if you have hard water, neos might be the only thing that will work if you're going to use tap and something inert like sand or flourite. And even then you have to watch pH and not let it get too crazy high (like over 8.4) So, learn about the different shrimps and different parameters FIRST, then figure out which way to go. A good site for just some basic info is

Another is

And don't forget to check the stickies at the top of the Shrimp Forum.
I probably will wait a bit until I know more about the hobby before I get into breeding. I will probably setup a small breeding tank in late February and attempt and see where it goes from there. Thanks for all the info!
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