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Old 06-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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hardy shrimp???


im thinking of getting shrimp but i dont know were to begin,what species is hardy and nice looking??
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Red cherry shrimp are the hardiest of the commonly available FW ornamental shrimp species.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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they look very nice what parameters do they need e.g ph
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #4
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They live in a very wide array of water parameters to be honest. So there really isn't a set water parameter for them.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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least thats ok
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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epicfish has great cherry shrimp.. all 20 of mine survived
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:50 PM   #7
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Epicfish's shrimp are awesome! Mine are maturing to a very bright red, and are breeding well.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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I would like to get some as well. I have Mollies, Several different Tetra's, Gourami's and a Loach. Would any of these give the shrimp a hard time?
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #9
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The loaches I suppose, but if you get enough RCS I dont think it will be a problem, they breed so fast.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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what size shoal would be good for a 10 gal tank and a 40 gal(because these guys look realy nice )
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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All the fish you listed could kill shrimp. It just depends on what kind of loaches ect.

But you should buy 20, breed them, and then stock the tanks with fish.

As far a stocking, I have about 500 in my 55g.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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amanos are also robust shrimp.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:58 PM   #13
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thanks guys
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:24 PM   #14
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Mollies, Several different Tetra's, Gourami's will all harass the shrimp. Make sure you have lots of cover, piles of rocks, and plants for the RCS to hide in. Red Cherry Shrimp, relative to other shrimp species, are pretty hardy. They adapt well to almost any water condition, even my naturally soft water.

I thought I might have problems with the shrimp in my soft water but I haven't.

For more info on care and breeding of RCS, try this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Breed-Red-Cherry-Shrimp
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