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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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can pinocchio shrimp breed with other caridina?

I know the pinocchio shrimp is a Caridina genus so it should be able to interbreed with other Caridina. I wanted to put some into my new shrimp tank. I have some now as algae eaters in my larger tank. They do a great job and have not kicked the bucket yet even with rams, tetras, and honeycomb catfish in the tank.

I do know that the pinocchio shrimp cannot breed in freshwater since the offspring need saltwater to survive. But can they breed with say a tiger shrimp and create offspring that way?

My gut says no breeding is possible but I'd like to see what other people think or know for certain.

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Amano shrimp are also in that same genus and require saltwater to breed, and they don't interbreed with other Caridina species, so I don't think pinnochio shrimp will either. The taxonomy of some of these creatures we keep in aquaria can be rather fuzzy, so I wouldn't put too much importance on the same genus factor if they're morphologically not all that similar.

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Oh ok I see. Yeah they do not look much like the other shrimp so that was what I was guessing. Thanks!
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Nah it won't interbreed. Typically caridina larvae breeders cant and won't interbreed with non larvae breeders.
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