View Full Version : Any shrimp breeders??

08-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Are there any shrimp breeders on here who breed in shrimp other than the usual ghost and rcs??

Ive got alot of rcs in my tank but i know there are a stack of other species and colours etc ..

Havent came across that many over here in my local stores so lookin further afield.. in the uk in particular as im in northern ireland.

08-17-2012, 02:00 PM
I have just started.. so far doing cherries, red rili, red sakura, malawa. Plan on doing a bunch more, just haven't tracked down my breeders yet. I'm in US.

08-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Jacko doesn't seem to post much any more but you should still check out his shrimp rack build journal.


08-17-2012, 04:13 PM
theres loads of info over on UKAPS.

I was looking at importing some nice varieties from Germany, theres not a great choice in the UK.
The ones on Ebay are generally pretty poor strains (chucked in a tank and bred as fast as possible to turn a profit).

How are your cherries coming along anyway bud?

08-17-2012, 09:58 PM
They are teaming mate lol have actually been able to spread some out into another 2 tanks because they breed so well. Best purchase I ever made!

08-17-2012, 10:17 PM
glad to hear it buddy :)

I sold the last of mine from my kitchen tank after shutting down the main one aswell.

I swear, hand on heart there was not a single cherry to be seen for 2 1/2 months.
Slowly I began to see one or two tiny ones, now 7 months on there are about 15 in the tank again!

The only reason I sold them all was so I could get some Blue shrimp imported and was concerned they'd mix and go back to natural dirty brown.

Glad I left it long enough to find out before spending 300 on them!

08-17-2012, 11:57 PM
There are hundreds of species of shrimp, but aside from the Neocaridina species most are lower-order shrimp that have a larval stage. Many/most of those require salt water for the first stages of their development, so breeding and raising them in aquariums isn't really possible. The higher-order types don't have a larval stage or require salt water to develop. Just do some research on the specific species that strike your fancy.

08-18-2012, 07:24 AM
I love having them in my tanks. Why'd you shut down that main tank Chris? That track was an absolute beauty. Dunno how many times I sat and watched your YouTube video on it. My we tank is climb at the minute with all my java ferns.

So close to goin today and gettin an apistogramma cockatoo. My baby shrimp will prob become lunch though so I'm in 2 minds at the minute still.
Its turning into a heavily planted we jungle so they might be fine.