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post #11 of 21 Old 09-16-2010, 04:15 PM
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If you bought 4 red rcs, then you got all females. Only the females are red.

To begin a breeding program, you're going to want to buy closer to 20-30.

I can sell you 20 for $30 shipped. Interested?

I take paypal. PM me. :)


The only trick to breeding them is to make sure the only filter in the tank is a sponge filter. That way they won't get sucked in.

If you want to breed shrimp, I would breed RCS and Crystal Red shrimp. They fetch a premium and are easy to breed.

As far as food, I feed:
Shrimp pellets
algae tablets
blanched carrots, spinach, and zuchinni
raw pumpkin (fresh not canned)
fish food flake, crushed (in small amounts)

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post #12 of 21 Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Once I get my new "BIG" tank ... which we are hoping is at least 125-150G I'll turn my 29G into a planted for RCS only because my LFS doesnt carry them because there so high priced from there suppliers. She offered me 0.50$ a shrimp... think I could make "decent" money off them? or at least enough to supply there food, and my other tanks food haha?

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-17-2010, 12:54 AM
good luck with that

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-17-2010, 02:31 PM
could you also just empty the filter in case they get sucked in?

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post #15 of 21 Old 09-17-2010, 03:12 PM
yup good idea

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-22-2010, 03:50 PM
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Shrimp are usually shredded by the impeller if they get sucked in...

Maybe look at my soil substrate tank in my signature?
Requires no filter. :)

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Cool

i did a weekly water change and cleaned my filter (sponges and all) in the bucket of sucked up water. I then used a lamp over the bucket to look for any movement and found some baby cherry shrimps swimming around in the bucket :D

ps i checked before i cleaned the filter then found them after i cleaned the filter

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post #18 of 21 Old 09-22-2010, 04:09 PM
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You sure they weren't just in the sucked up water?

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post #19 of 21 Old 09-22-2010, 06:05 PM
woo hoo i found 8 baby shrimps from the first batch of rcs... did gardening today and found them.what a nice surprise.plus my guppies gave birth to the second batch today...

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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You sure they weren't just in the sucked up water?
im sure. i checked them before and after i cleaned the filter.

my guppys eat all their fry T_T and the male jumped out of the tank and died. guess he got tired of havin 3 females to himself?

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