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Old 06-25-2004, 02:15 PM   #1
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cherry red shrimp


Will cherry red shrimp climb out of a open-top-tank? I've heard of amanos doing this but wasnt sure if cherry reds would do the same.
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Old 06-25-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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I don't know if they actually climb or jump, but yes, you will occasionally find them dried up on the floor. Believe me, I know from personal experience .
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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Agreed.

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Old 06-25-2004, 07:30 PM   #4
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Hi, I am interested in acquiring some red cherries can you suggest a reputable dealer. I have had no luck in getting them in the NYC area. Oh what is their scientific name. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:58 PM   #5
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I've had good luck with http://www.azgardens.com/shrimpfactory.php


You will need to order quite a few to make it worth the shipping. Maybe have a friend go in on some as well.
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:16 PM   #6
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with my 6 or so amanos, none have climbed out, yet... Fingers crossed I guess :P

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:58 PM   #7
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do you mean your amanos jumped out or your cherry reds
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:27 PM   #8
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do you mean your amanos jumped out or your cherry reds
I've lost one Amano and three Cherries to failed escape attempts. I was less upset at losing the Cherries as they have bred in my tank.

I've since put back the glass top on my tank, but more to cut down on summertime evaporation than to keep the shrimp from jumping.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:24 AM   #9
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I've been hearing people talk about cherry reds breeding in their aquariums, do they really multiply that easily?
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Old 06-29-2004, 01:44 AM   #10
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Well, I just found two baby shrimp in my XP3 this week when I cleaned it. I just left them in there since they were so small - would have been eaten for sure in the tank. Should I have taken them out?

I am guessing that there has to be a couple more babies in the tank though.. makes me happy! YeeHa!
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Old 06-29-2004, 02:03 AM   #11
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When I found 2 baby Cherries in my filter they were ~4mm long. I used a syphon tube and released in the back corner of my tank, near my foam prefilters. That was about a month ago and they survived along with four others that managed to survive the whole time in the tank. Now they're all ~20mm long.

I have a large patch of micranthemoides growing now that they'll hopefully spawn in next time. If that happens I should have a much higher survival rate.
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Can I ask a beginner q?:
What's the advantage of having either a cherry or amano shrimps in our tanks?
Is one better than the other? How many per gal for instance?

Thanks, they're quite a sight, and something I've never had, nor considered before. So just curious.

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The advantage is that they are both algae-eating shrimp, the bonus is that they are fairly entertaining and the cherries are really attractive. The amanos are much larger when full grown, and are more effective eating algae. I used to think otherwise when they were smaller.

How many per tank? I've never found the upper limit.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:27 PM   #14
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Thanks James, very informative!

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