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Old 08-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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What shrimp species to go with Red Cherry?


So, I've been thinking about my nano tank, and I know that I will for sure have some red cherry shrimp, but what other shrimp species can I put in that will not interbreed? As much as I like Rili, they are an offshoot of the Cherries so I'd probably be avoiding those or mixing them in to add something to my line. I could put in amano shrimp but I do dislike how they cannot really breed under normal circumstances. Throw so options out at me, preferably cheaper/more affordable species since its not like I'm ready to buy something thats going to be $70 a shrimp or something lol
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Malawa shrimp will work I believe.
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Any variety of tigers would would work as well. Super tigers are very pretty and hardy
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Any variety of tigers would would work as well. Super tigers are very pretty and hardy
Would tigers breed in the conditions that RCS breed in?
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regular tigers and super tigers would. OEBT and Black tigers might appreciate slightly more alkaline water but they are also compatible.
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How are they in terms of expense/ease of being able to acquire? I'm not looking to do anything super fancy, just something that looks nice.
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There are huge numbers of shrimp species and varieties of those species that could work. Personally, when I do mix species in a tank I like the colors to contrast fairly strongly. In a tank with RCS I would tend toward a black or brown shrimp, or perhaps blue or green. Lots of people have kept RCS and CRS together though, and if that's what makes you happy, more power to you.

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Would tigers breed in the conditions that RCS breed in?
RCS breed in just about any conditions. It depends on what the OP's tank is like now.
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My tank right now is sort of still in the works to be honest. It still requires things like water lol. I am going to start filling it in today (its already planted, was a dry start) and I am going to add some snails that I already have and want in this tank, and from there I'll see where this goes.
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I have CRS and RCS in my shrimp tank.


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That would be s cool combo. I have yellows and CRS in the same tank. Nice color combination
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There are huge numbers of shrimp species and varieties of those species that could work. Personally, when I do mix species in a tank I like the colors to contrast fairly strongly. In a tank with RCS I would tend toward a black or brown shrimp, or perhaps blue or green. Lots of people have kept RCS and CRS together though, and if that's what makes you happy, more power to you.



RCS breed in just about any conditions. It depends on what the OP's tank is like now.
In my experience if the pH is too low, the shrimp (RCS) live but don't breed nor are they as colorful or active.
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Green Baubalti shrimp, black Baubalti shrimp, Indian white banded shrimp, ghost (won't breed), Tigers are iffy but it all depends on your water
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Tangerine Tigers can go with cherries. Yellowish/orange against red looks nice and warm IMO.
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Would tigers breed in the conditions that RCS breed in?
Yes . I have RCS with tigers they are all breeding like crazy right now.
My water is
Tds 120
Ph 7
Kh 2
Gh5
Temp 72f

These conditions have been very good to my shrimp now. My young RCS are berried. My large tiger shimp just dropped her babies and the next day she was berried again. I keep the water conditions the same no ph change and this has made all the differance in the world.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:28 PM   #15
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@ hybridherp,

There will be color and pattern variations with a species as well. Some people find beauty in keeping just one species of high grade in a simple but well designed plantscape. You'll have to use your best judgement here. Refer to the water parameter chart on shrimpkeeping.com. Sometimes keeping things simple looks much better than a potpourri of different species and culls thereof... Unfortunately this is how my tanks are with plants so I'm scaling back.

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