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Mixing Red Cherry Shrimp with other shrimp species...Who has done this?

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Mixing Red Cherry Shrimp with other shrimp species...Who has done this?
Old 09-05-2010, 12:04 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
 
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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
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:08 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 04:27 AM   #4
 
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oh my.that must be the reason i don't have a lot of babies swimming around
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 09-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #7
 
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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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Old 09-06-2010, 10:13 PM   #8
 
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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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Old 09-06-2010, 11:17 PM   #9
 
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lol they can choose to be preggie or not
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:31 AM   #10
 
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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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