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Old 02-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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What would be the ideal temperature to keep red cherry shrimp at, for the prime growth rate and reproduction?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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low 70's
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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low 70's
Aren't they supposed to breed more rapidly in the warmer months and slow down in the winter?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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75-78 for rapid reproduction, but they die earlier though.
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most dwarf shrimp like cooler temps. i think the breeding is linked to light. my crs started breeding well im mid december when i had the light on longer during the day. tank didnt get any warmer but more light/longer hours and they picked back up. but about the only shrimp that like warm temps are Sulawesi shrimp and they tend to like low to mid 80's i belive
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #6
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Shrimp like tigers, bee shrimp (CBS, CRS, Goldens) DO tend to like lower temps...not necessarily true with neos. Low temps won't hurt them but it's not what they 'prefer' from what I've experienced with a few of my tanks. Best activity and breeding I had was between 75-78. Obviously, others may have different experiences.

The higher the temps typically the faster the growth, which will shorten the lifespan a tad. The lower the temp the slower the growth generally. That's been MY experiences and also jives with information I've read from other breeders. Others have noted no growth difference with lower temps but I have, and profound differences at that.
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thats good to know raven, i might have to try bumping up my rili tank to see what happens
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #8
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My 250 gallon outdoor pfr pond must be really unhappy now, haha, it's probably 48 degrees in there.


But I keep all of my shrimp at room temperature, so in my house that's between 68 and 73 and they love it. I don't use heaters because they take a lot of electricity and shrimp do fine in any range my house stays in, even when the temp drops to 60 when we are out of town.
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My 250 gallon outdoor pfr pond must be really unhappy now, haha, it's probably 48 degrees in there.


But I keep all of my shrimp at room temperature, so in my house that's between 68 and 73 and they love it. I don't use heaters because they take a lot of electricity and shrimp do fine in any range my house stays in, even when the temp drops to 60 when we are out of town.

I've got an outdoor tank too with them. Breeding flat out stops below 65 in that tank. I don't use heaters in any of my tanks either. But when I did, I had far better breeding out of my neos. I stopped using them because of the power drain too and the fact it was just one more thing to go wrong in the tanks.

And again, I tried to be real clear other folks would have different experiences. I can only comment on experiences I've personally had. Not spouting anything out as the gospel
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Yeah breeding stops outside in the beginning of October.

They don't start again until may, but even then it's not over 65 degrees, more like 60.

I'm really excited because I think this year they'll breed like nuts, last year I had some issues with the pump I was using, but I've moved to something different.
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Oh, I don't even have a pump in my outdoor tank. No pump, no heater, no filter They were thrown to the wolves so to speak. Heehee. I'm excited for spring myself...I've got all sorts of mosses out their doing AMAZINGLY well for a cold tank that doesn't get fed or fertilized and has a solid lid on it that cuts down on light An experiment of mine so to speak.
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i dont have heaters in my tanks..... well ok i have 2 heaters in my house but they are in an angel tank and one with guppies and bristlenose. all my other tanks (shirmp and guppies) stay between 70-72 cause the room they are in is small and thats what i keep the house at any way. might be time to play with temps lol. cause i know the light cycle affects the crs ive been playing with that a bit in 2 different tanks lol
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I've tried may different temps. Room temp no heater 65-70. With heater 74-75. With heater 76-77. I've personally settled on 74ish. This way there is no Winter and my shrimps pretty much breeds year round. The breeding still picks up in the warmer months though when the room temp will exceed the set 74 and go up to 76-78.

I figure even if it shortens their life by a little if I get two more clutches of babies out of one female then I'm ahead of the game.
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I heat all my tanks lowest one will get is 67. I also have fans on all my tanks so when summer spring hits they stay cool.
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