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Old 08-05-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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RCS and CRS Newb!


Hi all. i've got a 5.5 gallon dirted tank. 6500k 15watt lighting. Gonna carpet it with some hairgrass and sagittaria subulata. Can i keep RCS/CRS in here with a successful breeding colony? Will the RCS and CRS cross breed and have infertile offspring? I was also thinking about some otocinclus (1 or 2) as it is near a window.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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depending on your water. start with cherries, then after you've successfully breed them, move to crystal reds. they wont interbreed if kept together. and how near is the window? i suggest moving it away. the tank, not the window =)
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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Test your water parameters of your tap water and the tank to determine which species is most suitable. Rcs are generally cheaper and hardier Shrimp to start with.

if you are hoping to carpet with dhg, a dry start might be easier as the alternative may have you battling algae wtih livestock potentially getting hit in the fert/co2 crossfire of getting things balanced. starting off with rooted plants and adding shrimp afterwards would be the easiest method that would also get the results you seek. good luck
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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I also agree with starting with cherries or a version of neocardina(just as hardy, variety of colors). Check out speedie in the for sale forum here on the site. He has great shrimp!!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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I agree start with cherries that's where I'm at right now. I have blue pearls to but in a separate tank. I just don't know if I'll move onto crystals.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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+ 1 with Speedie shrimp!

Make sure to check out the FAQ sticky in the invertebrates sub forum!!

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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CRS and RCS will not breed. I have some together and they are fine. I am also new to shrimp. My RCS just had babies and I have to CRS berried. I'm psyched.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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I am also new to shrimp and started with fire red cherries. I really wanted Crs but I think people who say cherries first are correct. I read a lot before getting them but there are some things you can only learn first hand. Reefdive had a good deal on 15 fire reds and his shrimp are very nice. Good luck
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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~.~ no worries they wont cross~ Neo vs Cardina
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #10
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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That's how I started too, with Cherries. Now that they are breeding, I have bought some lower grade CRS. I can't wait until I have my first berried CRS and CRS shrimplets!
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:56 AM   #12
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cherries are the cheapest and hardiest. if you want something unique. Get blue velvets.

i never had success with crs.
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