|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|12-30-2012 08:11 PM|
|Bananariot||Nah it won't interbreed. Typically caridina larvae breeders cant and won't interbreed with non larvae breeders.|
|12-30-2012 07:04 PM|
|pandamonium||Oh ok I see. Yeah they do not look much like the other shrimp so that was what I was guessing. Thanks!|
|12-30-2012 12:22 PM|
|Axelrodi202||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.|
|12-30-2012 08:59 AM|
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.