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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience with Bee shrimp?

I'm looking for some shrimp for algae control. I know the amano shrimp is supposed to be far and away the best option, but I'm looking into other species as well. Does anyone have any experience with bee shrimp?
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Sounds like you have no experience with keeping shrimp yet. I'd suggest you start out with Neocaridina species, such as Cherries, Yellows, Snow whites, or Blue pearls. Those are the more affordable ones at least. Learn how to keep them alive and they will breed like rabbits for you. Once you feel confortable with keeping Neos, you can move on to Caridina shrimp ("bee shrimp").


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The upside is too, that you'll have plenty of fellow new shrimpers too. I'm eagerly awaiting my orange/yellow neos. There are lots of cool neo colors and while they will nosh on algae a little, I think Amanos are the champion algae eaters.
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You are correct. I have not had any experience with shrimp. Will cherries do at least a decent job at eating algae? Will they not breed out of control?
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i have a single bee shrimp in my bowl of RCS. There used to be three of them but two passed away. They seem more sensitive to water conditions than the RCS.
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