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04-01-2013 06:38 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding

Thank you! I'm actually very proud of it haha. My second tank I've ever scaped.

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04-01-2013 06:27 PM
Soothing Shrimp Pretty scaping.
04-01-2013 05:52 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding


This is the tank in going to use, im looking to start with Malawas after talking with soothing Shrimp. It's an evolve 4.

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04-01-2013 05:19 PM
Soothing Shrimp Check out this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=176557

It will give you a good start.
04-01-2013 05:17 PM
Nubster What shrimp are you wanting to breed? That will dictate how to setup the tank and what to expect with breeding. Some shrimp you put in water and they breed. Some takes some work on the breeders part to maintain the best conditions possible.
04-01-2013 04:57 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding

Is there a good guide anywhere for beginner shrimp breeders? I'm seeing things in other forums about mineralization additives and other things and top be quite honest is over whelming! I'd like to get a good grasp on this before I attempt any shrimp breeding. Luckily I have at least a week before I can order some.

Also, in using eco complete as my substrate right now, will that suffice?

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04-01-2013 04:33 PM
Soothing Shrimp Shrimp are very adept at find places to hang out. LOL Walls, floaters, plants, floor, etc.
04-01-2013 04:29 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding

Wow! Seems like they wouldn't have any room to move!

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04-01-2013 04:29 PM
Soothing Shrimp +1 Once beneficial bacteria is established, you can start breaking the 10 per gallon rule.
04-01-2013 04:19 PM
Nubster I'd say more like 10. Shrimp have a pretty low bioload so you can get a lot of shrimp in a tank without affected the water quality. There's folks on here that have hundreds of shrimp in a 20 gallon tank. 40-60 in a 4 gallon tank shouldn't be an issue.
04-01-2013 04:15 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding

As this is my first attempt I'm going to start slow in my evolve 4 and see how it goes. If I enjoy the process I'll upgrade to my 10, 30, or even 55 gallon! I can't fit that many shrimp in my 4 gallon :p I heard its. 5-6 per gallon correct?

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04-01-2013 03:55 PM
pmcarbrey
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Those look amazing! I haven't been looking at the right pictures clearly! I do plan on "thinning my herd" and selling off the pale colored shrimpettes, while keeping the darker bred. If it works well I will know I can do it with crs. Are the Malaw fairly cheap? I'm looking to start a colony of roughly 10-15.

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Just a tip: I always start colonies with 20-25, I also only start with the highest quality stock I can find. If you are looking to make money breeding or have stock worth keeping and breeding buy from the best quality stock you can find and cull heavily.
04-01-2013 03:54 PM
Soothing Shrimp You can selectively breed with any shrimp. On the upside you get better traits of what you want, on the downside it costs money, time and space. But there's pros and cons to everything in life. It just depends where you want to focus your finances and energy.

I'll pm you on the Malawa.
04-01-2013 03:46 PM
Kirbybtf
Re: Shrimp breeding

Those look amazing! I haven't been looking at the right pictures clearly! I do plan on "thinning my herd" and selling off the pale colored shrimpettes, while keeping the darker bred. If it works well I will know I can do it with crs. Are the Malaw fairly cheap? I'm looking to start a colony of roughly 10-15.

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04-01-2013 03:19 PM
Soothing Shrimp LOL Do these look pale to you?

Attachment 117274

Now admittedly I've selectively bred for dark color, and the occasional transparent green or blue is thrown, but I don't think this looks like ghost shrimp. They are not as solid as higher grade cherries though, and still have a translucent quality to them.

As far as cherries, it really depends on what grade you get. Check this link out to an old thread. Keep in mind, since this thread was made, PFR were bred into a true strain and are stable http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...re-Red-Shrimps

Another nice thing is that "cherries" come in different colors as well. Just about any color is hardy, but yellows people tend to have a challenge with in breeding and sometimes even keeping alive. The strain you get is kind of a crapshoot with them thar yellers.
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