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Old 07-29-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Cherry Shrimp Breeding


Hey guys new to forum and loving all the great info you guys post.

So I came to ask a newbie question. I started my first shrimp tank and to avoid failure I went with Cherry Shrimps because my water is on the hard side Gh 9/Kh 7 with PH at 6.8

Now my question is about keeping that nice red look. I figured I buy from different people to avoid inbreeding and I got 10/10/10 so 30 total from 3 breeders. After receiving them I had what looks like normal, sakura, and fire red grades (based from this chart http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=159785)

So did I make a newbie mistake by not sticking to one grade? Will they dilute and end up more pale then that nice bright red?


P.S. I payed the same price for all 3 types so had no idea I was getting different.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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The highest will lower in quality, the lowest will go higher in quality.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, SoothingShrimp is spot on. If you want to try and clean it up a bit since you have already mixed them, I'd suggest pulling the best after your first wave of shrimplets and then having a better tank and a less good tank. Sort them and then sort with every new wave of shrimp. Sell off the lesser ones. What I really suggest you do though is sell this mixed group to someone else for what you paid for them and then buy one group that is the best you can afford or find. This will save you alot of time.
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If its still my first generation would just pulling out all the light ones fix this? From what I gather even the best ones pop out some sub-par ones from time to time. Live an learn at least I'm dint kill every thing in my tank like my first attempt with fish lol.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Yep. Since shrimp don't store sperm, you can just pull the lighter ones into another tanks and keep the more solid ones in their own.
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