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PFRs, CRS, Red Rilis, which one?

I'm interested in starting a shrimp tank, I just can't decide which kind to get. I want something nice and red, but RCS don't cut it for me. So I want to decide based on these factors:

cheapest price (of shrimp)
ease of breeding
ease of care
hardiness


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You can get rili shrimp here: they're pretty cheap right now
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=178789

PFR's are pretty cheap too.

But if this is your first shrimp tank I'd start with PFR's or red rili's. If you mix them eventually the PFR gene will be dominant to the rili gene. I think.

But CRS are somewhat easy but not for beginners.
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Can a dozen of both of them go in a new, cycling tank with canister filter?


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Can a dozen of both of them go in a new, cycling tank with canister filter?
PFRs and Rilis should not go in one tank.

Either one of the above, plus CRS would be fine.

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Can a dozen of both of them go in a new, cycling tank with canister filter?
No shrimp should go into a cycling tank. -.-"

Shrimp are wayy to sensitive to nitrite and ammonia to attempt that.
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I'm interested in starting a shrimp tank, I just can't decide which kind to get. I want something nice and red, but RCS don't cut it for me. So I want to decide based on these factors:

cheapest price (of shrimp)
ease of breeding
ease of care
hardiness
Cheapest Price (cheap to expensive)
1. Rili ($2-$5)
2. PFR ($2-$5)
3. CRS (assuming you want S grade and above, A grade color is meh) ($4-5)


You could also mix caridina and neocaridina. So you could try CRS with a rili, pfr, etc.


Ease of Care (Easiest to Hardest)
1. Rili
2. PFR (virtually the same as Rili, just more culling and whatnot to preserve color)
3. CRS

Hardiness (Hardiest to Least Hardy)
1. Rili
2. PFR (virtually same as rili)
3. CRS (unlike others, more sensitive and requires soft acidic water)
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10 of these probably run you $40 to $60, 10 cherries probably about $10. But I choose to pay $40 to $60 any day because with the same amount of work and luck and after a few months, the results are very different.
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Google "fishless cycle" and buy yourself an API master test kit and you'll be all set to cycle the tank. Once it's cycled, I personally recommend waiting a month or two before adding shrimp so the biofilm and plants have time to grow. I'm sorta doing that now, my filters were cycled but I tore down and re-did my 13g about a month ago. I've got 10 decent size mystery snails in it now happily pooping to keep my cycle going.

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I <3 my Rilis. I thought I would like my blue pearls best but I have fallen in love with my Rilis .
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No shrimp should go into a cycling tank. -.-"

Shrimp are wayy to sensitive to nitrite and ammonia to attempt that.
Thanks for catching that, I did not notice. Bananariot is absolutely correct. You may as well flush your money down the toilet instead of putting shrimp into a cycling tank

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