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Old 01-24-2015, 11:15 PM   #1
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Shrimp Temp?!


Hello all,

I just set up a new tank today and it is currently starting to cycle. I intend for this tank to be only for shrimp. It is a 7.5 gallon bow front. Currently the tank is 69 degrees and the house itself stays consistently about 70. Would this suffice for keeping and breeding crystal red shrimp? I've seen a vary wide range of suggested temps across the internet. I'm trying to avoid cluttering up the small tank with a million add ons.

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Old 01-25-2015, 03:32 AM   #2
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The temperature 64-78 F is fine for them. But I doubt it if I would put a CRS in a newly set up tank.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:43 AM   #3
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Those temps are ok with CRS. Mine are in 72 during the winter but closer to 80 in the summer and they still survive and breed. But they prefer the cooler temps.
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Thank you guys for responding! I'm going to let the tank cycle plenty and let plants fill in before I even think of adding any shrimp into the tank.
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Bees grow/breed at a higher rate in warmer water (~77F). The opposite is true for colder water, they will breed at a slower rate and live longer.
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there are 2 thoughts on temps for shrimps.

most shrimp KEEPERS want their shrimps to live longer so cooler temps are prefferd 68-72.

now BREEDERS want shrimp to grow and reach sexual maturity quickly, also shorter time carrying eggs before they hatch. higher temps also means you can cross breed and get to F4 faster!
72-78

but higher temps also means shorter lifespan.
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