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  1. Default A Few Shrimp questions


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    I have some questions about shrimp, the neocardinia specifically. I am looking to get some.
    Are the color morphs of cherry shrimp (like yellow and blue) the same species as cherries?
    Are the color morphs harder to breed that cherries?
    If my tank doesnt have very much plants or moss in it, will the shrimp be ok?
    What are some popular neocardinia species, in that they breed the same way that cherry shrimp do?
    Will dosing ferts and liquid CO2 affect the shrimp? Ive read what happened to firefly's shrimp tank after dosing the fertilizer and CO2, so im a little worried about that.
    Feel free to share experience and insights, for I am a shrimp noob. Thanks
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    from what i have read the color variants are all the same BUT the reds are the hardiest ones. if you dont have much plants in the tank then why do you need a high dosing of ferts and or co2?
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    Its not a high dosage, just a dosage lol. And the only reason im doing it is to get my marailea hirsuta to grow. Its a ten gallon tank btw

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    Good question about plants above, Shrimp would DEF prefer some cover.

    FYI - The red ones were selectively bred for that color also - The wild Neocaridina Heteropoda look like this:

    heteropoda_berried_female_th.jpg

    If you do intend to house several colors of Neocaridina together they will interbreed and you will shortly end up with a tank full of natural looking brownish shrimp [It's my understanding that the bright colors are a recessive gene].

    More info available at Planetinverts:
    Shrimp-Chart3.jpg

    I have had them in the past and had no issues with ferts YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentoads41 View Post
    I have some questions about shrimp, the neocardinia specifically. I am looking to get some.
    Are the color morphs of cherry shrimp (like yellow and blue) the same species as cherries?
    Most are
    Are the color morphs harder to breed that cherries?
    A bit. A lot harder to breed true
    If my tank doesnt have very much plants or moss in it, will the shrimp be ok?
    If it's shrimp only yes. But do get some plants in, they really like it a lot better. Even something dead simple like java moss and cabomba.
    What are some popular neocardinia species, in that they breed the same way that cherry shrimp do?
    Someone else has already posted the table I see.
    Will dosing ferts and liquid CO2 affect the shrimp? Ive read what happened to firefly's shrimp tank after dosing the fertilizer and CO2, so im a little worried about that.
    Feel free to share experience and insights, for I am a shrimp noob. Thanks
    Absolutely. Dose sparingly. Shrimp dont handle chemical pollution well and their breeding organs aren't that efficient so CO2 affects them quite easily.
    It can be done but do so with care. If you're a noob about to get serious with shrimp take a good look at your tap water. If it's the fluoridated nitrated loaded mess so many people get then you may want to consider at least an HMA filter.

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    Thanks for all the great info, it really helps. For plants, ive got some moderately dense plantings of wisteria on either side of the tank with about 4 2-4 inch spots of java moss on rocks. There is also hiding spots under rocks for a few shrimp, and I'm pretty sure all my cover can hide about 20 shrimp, but much more than that and i would need more cover. Ill have to think about that if that situation arises.
    As for the tap water, it has about .75 ppm of ammonia, and 0 nitrite and nitrates. My filters have never had a problem with the ammonia in the past, even when I wasnt using seachem prime (i was using some aqueon dechlorinator).

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    Btw, the tankmates would be 2 amano shrimp and ember tetras.

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    The embers are fine, most of the time too lazy to go shrimplet hunting

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    That's good. I think I'll go with Cherries then KORITH!?!
    Also, what determines whether the shrimp can be put in the same tank together? I'm referring to the chart here.
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    My understanding is that most of that chart is due to possible interbreeding but it is worth researching the site more extensively to see if there are other issues
    [IE: Predatory tendencies]
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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