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as being fairly to Shrimp Tanks, is there a problem with having reds, yellows, rilies, and carbons in the same tank? attached is a pic of feeding time, tell me if im going to have any problems?
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They will create wild colored shrimp. WIld colored are mostly clear with some brown, sometimes dark green on them.


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so its a horrible idea to mix the colors in other words. thanks, looks like im going to have to set up some more tanks.......hate it when that happens
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so its a horrible idea to mix the colors in other words. thanks, looks like im going to have to set up some more tanks.......hate it when that happens
Well you'll get differently colored shrimp out than you put in. Always keep only one neocaridina species per tank unless you don't mind interbreeding. Red, yellow, rili and carbon are all neos.
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Some people love skittles tanks, some people want pure tanks because of offspring. It all depends what your goal is.


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yeah if you want to keep that clean look for each color then separate them. If you want to mix try Neocaridina with Caridina sp. species.
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If you want them to have their separate colors you would want more tanks to keep the colors separate from each other, they are all essentially the same shrimp, just with different colors. It's somewhat similar to how people of different races can procreate without any problems (biologically speaking) because they are all human.
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What is an easy Caridina sp. species to mix with neos? as far as parameters go

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You could get amano shrimp but they get larger and will not breed for you. Tigers are another but i dont know toouch about them. The next easiest cardina are crs or cbs. these require low ph, soft water.


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Amanos are nice, but as has been noted, you won't get babies. Babaulti shrimp like the same sorts of water condtions as neos if you can find them.
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These websites helped me out when I had the same issues. I have blueberries and 'rainbow' shrimp (a mix of wild Babaulti) they look so similar I wish I hadn't mixed em! Also, have Super tigers in there own tank awesome little buggars!
This one for parameters http://shrimpery.com/shrimps also has a nice set of guides
This one has a nice chart and little place you can enter the kinds and see compatability and so on http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/article...ity-chart.php/


Hope this helps! (oh ya might have an extra tank any way I started with one now were at three it's fun to have a bunch of types each has its own peersonality.)
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