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post #1 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Mixing Red Cherry Shrimp with other shrimp species...Who has done this?

I know, I know..you aren't supposed to mix them because they can cross-breed and it would break all the rules of fishkeeping etiquette. I was just wondering who has done this and what the results were.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 01:42 AM
really..i guessed i din't get that memo.i keep mine with ghost and some people i know are trying to breed sakura with snowballs

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 #3 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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yeah..its supposed to be the "proper" fishkeepers rule..but I don't see why it even matters if they cross breed the are already unnatural.. Also according to the Shrimp compatibility chart they have ghost shrimp as a possible threat to RCS..I guess they may pick off sick or small ones..but I don't know..info came from a shrimp "expert"

How big of a tank do you have them in?

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 04:27 AM
oh my.that must be the reason i don't have a lot of babies swimming around

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 #5 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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I dont either..and I have no ghosts. Maybe my shrimp are like me and would rather not have babies :)

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post #6 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 05:02 PM
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Danielle- Check your PMs. I just sent you a compatability chart. I would have posted it here but I don't want to be accused of copyright infringement!

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-05-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! That was a better compatibilty chart than the one I have been referring to...It does bring up a question..it stated "A simple rule is that you cannot put any shrimp of the same genus together." but I have read it over..maybe I am not understanding it correctly..but I don't think it says why...is it just because you will make an ugly mut?...if that is the case...I like ugly muts..

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 10:13 PM
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Me too, I love ugly mutts! I think it has more to do with messing with the genetics, as far as shrimp for resell. What you do in your personal at home tank is your business. I think these charts are for shrimp breeders, and that breeding genus to genus yields subpar specimens. At least that's what I *think*.

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 11:17 PM
lol they can choose to be preggie or not

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 #10 of 10 Old 09-07-2010, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Me too, I love ugly mutts! I think it has more to do with messing with the genetics, as far as shrimp for resell. What you do in your personal at home tank is your business. I think these charts are for shrimp breeders, and that breeding genus to genus yields subpar specimens. At least that's what I *think*.

Thanks! makes sense..I was just worried it would cause bad genetic disfigurement or something that would make the shrimp have a bad quality of life. I have been looking at a lot of shrimp info and never came across life threatening disfigurements...which is common with some fish. So I will go with it is highly unlikely for this to happen.

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