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post #11 of 18 Old 03-03-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Have you got male and female shrimp? The females are larger and are more colourful, males tend to be slightly see thru
Sure, I can barely ever see them, let alone figure out the males from the females. Obviously I could have done this prior to releasing them but I was working on having them survive. I expect to be getting some more so I will end up with male and females I am sure.

They were rather brown when I got them, in fact I didn't see them in the store tank, or didn't think they were cherries. Now they are nice and red and stand out when I know where to look.

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 PM
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If by luck you do have both sexes then the odds of them breeding are quite hi, even in hiding they multiply like bunnies, Cherry red shrimp casrry the eggs and they hatch while still attached to the female so dont have to worry bout your fish eating the egss, just the fish eating the shrimp. Sounds good tho, they are survivors

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Betta (don't ask), 12 Cherry Barbs and 10 Emerald Brochis (catfish)

I think they will be fine.

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I had 6 Cherry barbs in my tank tell i got rid of them because they ate my ghost shrimp! It was kind of neat i must say to watch when i saw for the first time where my ghost shrimp where disappearing too. They tore it apart like little piranhas.
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Well, I found number four as well. I guess they have enough hiding spots that nobody has got to them yet. I figured if all were still there after a week that we might get some more.

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It was kind of neat i must say to watch when i saw for the first time where my ghost shrimp where disappearing too.
With the mention of ghost shrimp I just wanted to add some extra info. Ghost shrimp are not compatible with other decorative shrimps. They will actually slay them. They wait until the other shrimp are molting so they are vulnerable. I know you don't have them together. I just thought you would enjoy the extra information.

I am happy to hear your cherries are still around. I am sure they will get themselves settled.

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Good to know. Thanks.

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post #17 of 18 Old 03-07-2013, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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It's always surprising to see something really up close, always little things that you didn't or can't notice otherwise. I thought that these were a solid colour shrimp but they have some striations along their sides.

Here is a shot of one of the cherry shrimp hanging out on a leaf.

Are shrimp similar to shoaling fish in that they tend to be a bit braver when there are more? We had 4 and almost never saw them, now we have 10 and there are always one or two flitting about, sometimes chasing each other across the sand or just chillin' on some plant somewhere.

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post #18 of 18 Old 03-07-2013, 07:42 AM
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Lovely picture! You are correct too. These little guys are highly social, the more friends they have around the more comfortable they will be. :)

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