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Old 11-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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What works with cherry reds, want to add another shrimp


i have a twenty gallon tan with some plants and a large breeding colony of cherry red shrimp... some females are 1.5 inches and doing well.
so now i decided i should add something to the tank ... i know i can find compatibilty charts but i want something that will be more than ok i want it to thrive. i keep temps around 77 and ph low sevens. i dont know the other stuff.
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I know Amanos is compatible with cherry shrimps. Except they won't produce babies because the larvae need brackish water.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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This might help.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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Any shrimp in the genus Neocaridina will interbreed.
For example, Neocaridinaheteropoda(Cherry Reds) will interbreed with Neocaridina palmata (Blue Pearls).

Shrimp in the genus Caridina (like Crystal Reds) won't breed with Neocaridina (Cherries, Yellows, etc.)

If you are new to shrimping, get Amanos or babaultis.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Some tigers might do ok, the plain wild type ones are supposed to be very nearly as hardy as cherries.

You could try rili shrimp too. They will interbreed with the cherries but the offspring will be a mix of cherry and rili.

Any of the other neos will likely produce plain brown shrimp when they cross with cherries.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #6
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I think tigers could be compatible.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #7
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I have tangerine tigers and OEBT with mine, and although its only been a few weeks, everyone is thriving.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Won't TT and OEBT interbreed? I wonder what the offspring will look like.
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You could get some Malawa... they are super hardy.
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Good point, douglasjr. Malawa are not known to breed with any other shrimp, and have no problems living in cherry params.
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Won't TT and OEBT interbreed? I wonder what the offspring will look like.
Yah, they technically might. The OEBT kind of came with the TT accidentally....and they are too small for me to find since there are only two. I got them from a guy on here in a ROAK, and he said that his OEBT and TT didn't interbreed so (shrugs)
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I'm thinking what I'm about to say may stir a bit of controversy but... I had an odd mix of just about everything shrimpy in my Fluval Ebi... and they're all shrimpletting. :-)

I have baby CRS as well as RCS and all sorts of berried females. pH in this tank is at about 6.0 and even the Cherries and Chocolates are happy.

I have tanks with type specific shrimp as well, btw. (meaning crystals in one, cherries in another...)

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There's no controversy to be stirred up, if you want your shrimp to interbreed that's your choice and no one can tell you otherwise.

Just be prepared for some weird shrimp, along with tons of plain/ugly brown ones. All of your hybrid lines will not breed true, and won't unless you keep selectively breeding them for certain traits.
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thanks guys for all the great advice...i am leaning toward tiger shrimp...i have a question. if i get tiger verse super tigers is there a big difference? i know in some pics there are. will supers breed supers?
also i could use some more info on malawis... i will do more research but so far i didnt see much. are they called by anything else?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #15
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Any shrimp in the genus Neocaridina will interbreed.
For example, Neocaridinaheteropoda(Cherry Reds) will interbreed with Neocaridina palmata (Blue Pearls).

Shrimp in the genus Caridina (like Crystal Reds) won't breed with Neocaridina (Cherries, Yellows, etc.)

If you are new to shrimping, get Amanos or babaultis.

somewhat true.... >.< might interbreed... neo heteropoda shows no interest on my palmata... been in the tank for close to year... no interbreed..
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