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shrimp interbreeding & compatibility help

so i have a fluval 260l planted tank that is no longer stocked (1 week now). i am very interested in getting shrimp but dont want them to interbreed and not sure one compatibility (dont want them fighting).


here is a short list of shrimp i like


Bee Shrimp
Neocaridina breviata


Glass Shrimp

Macrobrachium lanchesteri


Orange Sunkist Shrimp

Neocaridina species


Algae Shrimp
Neocardina heteropoda


Cherry Shrimp

Neocardina heteropoda


Red Nose Shrimp

Neocardina gracilirostris


Bamboo Shrimp

Atyopsis moluccensis


Tiger Shrimp

Neocardina cantonensis


Blue Velvet Shrimp

Neocardina species


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Well, blue velvet is a cherry and for the most part neos will interbreed with neos, and cards with cards.

Malawa are safe to keep with just about anything in the mid 7's or higher since they don't interbreed with the avg shrimp.

Macros are not necessarily dwarf shrimp safe.

Check this tool out to help you: http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/article...lity-chart.php


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excellent guys just what i was looking for cheers
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on another note what snails would be ok in a planted tank and wont eat my plants and a good tank mate for shrimp. also would rather the snails didnt breed like rabbits

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nerite snails are awesome! they do tend to lay eggs though, but its not too much of an inconvenience considering how efficient they are with the algae removal.
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Nerite snails are awesome, the eggs won't hatch in freshwater. They are great little algae eatters and will not hurt your plants.
Bamboo shrimp can getup to 3-4" and are shy but compatable with other shrimp. They do like to have friends so get at least two and provide something they can sit on in the water current where they like to feed.
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the zebra nerite snail look really cool..
and wow 3-4" is a big shrimp might not get those.

how easy are these shrimp to bread i know the red cherry's are easy not sure about the rest
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and will the shrimp eat the snails eggs so there not all over the place?
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nerite are cool snails but i hate all the eggs every where. i say go apple snails. they are plant and shrimp safe and lay larg pinkish colored egg sacks above the water line so easy to remove
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Tiger Shrimp and Bee Shrimp are both Caridina and not neocaridina


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Will look at the apple snails also.
According to my supplier the bee shrimp are neo( that's what it says online anyway) Maybe they are cbr and not bees. I will email them to find out
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sorry cbs my bad
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cbs IS a bee shrimp. Caridina cf. cantonensis

There are no bee shrimp that are neos. heh


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