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Breeding Red Cherry Shrimp!

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Breeding Red Cherry Shrimp!
Old 09-16-2010, 04:15 PM   #11
 
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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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Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #12
 
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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Old 09-17-2010, 12:54 AM   #13
 
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good luck with that
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #14
 
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could you also just empty the filter in case they get sucked in?
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:12 PM   #15
 
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yup good idea
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:50 PM   #16
 
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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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Old 09-22-2010, 04:07 PM   #17
 
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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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Old 09-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #18
 
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You sure they weren't just in the sucked up water?
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:05 PM   #19
 
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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...
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #20
 
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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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