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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 03:50 AM
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Ghost shrimp can be hit or miss for reproduction--quite a few on the market require brackish conditions for success and even the wholly freshwater ones face issues with the young finding enough to eat and NOT getting eaten themselves.

With enough cover and a good strong colony, you can probably get away with cherries reproducing faster than your other fish can eat them--but it really comes down to the fish in question. My angelfish was a very lax predator and baby shrimp could safely swim right up and land on his face if they wanted but my blue ram, a tenth his size, typically takes out every baby shrimp within days of hatching and has probably taken a few adults out along the way. If I was serious about wanting to up their numbers, a nice dense bit of moss would probably be all I needed--but my current 'scape lends itself to Mr. Eats Everything eating well... everything.
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