View Full Version : Brackish for shrimp?

02-24-2016, 08:39 PM
I read today that in order to be successful breeding Sunkist shrimp you have to have a brackish water tank. I have 10 of those guys and 3 Mandarin shrimp. But I couldn't find anything about whether the mandarin also needs the brackish tank. Anyone have a info on this subject? I was hoping to get some shrimplets. They are housed in a 10ga freshwater tank.

02-24-2016, 08:49 PM
What's the scientific name of these shrimp?

02-24-2016, 09:29 PM
caridina cf. propinqua Orange. I just confirmed that these shrimp go thru a larval stage and must be in brackish water. Although as adults they don't tolerate salt. Bummer. Onward and upward!....

02-24-2016, 09:38 PM
Well, that stinks....

02-24-2016, 09:59 PM
I believe I will eventually move them to the other 10 ga. Only have Dwarf Scissortail rasboras and Otos and 2 snails there so they should be ok.

02-24-2016, 10:15 PM
Get you some Neocaridinas, so you'll have shrimplets

02-25-2016, 02:06 AM
Yep, thats a what I'ma gonna have to do. Hubby says, " I wanted the red ones anyway"...:wink: