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How many species of shrimp?

I was thinking of making one tank a mix of as many shrimp possible without interbreeding.

How many kinds of shrimp can I mix in the same tank. On planetinverts the biggest combination im seeing is 2 kinds of shrimp....
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I would think 3. Cardina, neocardina, and paracardina. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Neo, Cardina, paracardina, Amano, srilanka dwarf shrimp, Green shrimp or malaya shrimp (or both together, interbreeding is speculated)
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Neo, Cardina, paracardina, Amano, srilanka dwarf shrimp, Green shrimp or malaya shrimp (or both together, interbreeding is speculated)
6 in one tank without interbreeding?
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I would say so - Definitely 4 which are Neo, Cardina, Amano and green or malaya. The rest are findings on the net that say they are incompatible but could be false.
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Well, there is Paracaridina. I have still not found anything significant relating to these crossbreeding with Caridina, but would like to know if someone has had actual success. It is generally known that the taxonomy of shrimp is still a running project.
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Don't forget Halocaridina! They'll live in freshwater even if they prefer brackish.
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I would say so - Definitely 4 which are Neo, Cardina, Amano and green or malaya. The rest are findings on the net that say they are incompatible but could be false.
green shrimp?
your not talking about Caridina sp. "Dark Green"?
http://www.planetinverts.com/Green%20Shrimp.html

or you referencing ghost shrimp?
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Green Shrimp = Babaulti more often than not.

That aside... why mix so many species in parameters that may not be ideal?

Seems like you're trying to jump into an awful lot lately as a new shrimp keeper.
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I wouldn't mix more than two together. I have to say i really regret mixing my pfr and crs in my 10 gallon. They breed so fast! i would have liked it better if i had them in separate tanks, so i can have more of them. But too late now, i don't want to stress them by moving them.

You can mix crs with neos, if you are careful and squeeze just right in between their parameters, but like i said i regret doing it.

You can do neos mix with malawa shrimp, they like similar parameters, i think.
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There are reports of paracaridina and caridina species interbreeding. So far this is the most thorough crossbreeding chart I have found.
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I have RCS, ghost, Amano, vampire and bamboo shrimp all in one tank.
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Green Shrimp = Babaulti more often than not.

That aside... why mix so many species in parameters that may not be ideal?

Seems like you're trying to jump into an awful lot lately as a new shrimp keeper.
I keep my 10 shrimp tanks separate. My friends only have 1 or 2 tanks and they want as many colors as possible. Im trying to help them out!
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I was thinking of making one tank a mix of as many shrimp possible without interbreeding.
So it was pretty easy to conclude that you were talking about yourself considering setting up a tank with as many shrimp as possible.

Just make sure your friend does more research and spends a couple months really trying to understand proper care for sensitive invertebrates. Would probably help your friend if you did the same so you could be a wealth of information for them.
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