Will RCS shrimplets survive?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 57

Will RCS shrimplets survive?

Hello, I have a heavily planted 55, lots of moss and pieces of wood with various hiding places.

I put a few Red Cherry Shrimp in the tank a couple weeks ago and now see a female carrying eggs.

The tank has this fauna in it:
5x Neon Tetras
8x Black Neon Tetras
3x Glow Light Tetras
2x Pencilfish (a few more to be added)
1x Black Skirt Tetra

3x Kuhli Loaches

1x Bristlenose Plec.

3x Amano Shrimp
5x Ghost Shrimp

also many Rams horn Snail, Pond Snail, and Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Assuming the shrimplets hatch, will their tankmates eat them all?

I saw them today, put a sponge over the intake for the filter just in case, but then worried about whether they'll survive among fish.
fisheye is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-09-2013, 02:11 AM   #2
Planted Member
PTrader: (26/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: cary, NC
Posts: 284

Some will survive in that heavily planted tank for sure.
Don't expect the colony to be exploded any time soon, but they surely will multiply.
I had a similar set up a few years back.
It took almost a year before the colony had increased to a decent numbers (40-50).
The tetras will keep the shrimp number in check.
steakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:35 AM   #3
Algae Grower
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montgomery, TX
Posts: 106

I have been researching RCS because I just added some to my planted 55 gal and am hoping to see them reproduce. I'm a little concerned about my pH, which is higher than their suggested breeding recommendations, yet the cardinals I have do well and I've heard these hardy shrimp adjust to their environments as long as you maintain a stable and clean tank. Anyhow, if your tank is heavily planted you are sure you have some young RCS... after the first week or two most fish leave the babies alone, or so I've read. With places to hide some offspring are sure to make it.
HSA1255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
Planted Tank Obsessed
JustJen's Avatar
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 392

I've had guppies wipe out an adult shrimp population in a heavily planted tank (albeit, without moss or that sort of thing), so I wouldn't necessarily expect many babies to survive that tank. Just my experience.

HSA1255 - I'm keeping and breeding shrimp in 8.2 water that is rock hard. If your water is keeping cardinals alive and healthy (mine sure won't), I wouldn't worry about your shrimp in it.
JustJen is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012