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post #1 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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My petco is the best!!!!!!!!!

I went into petco to get some plants. Then im looking around and i see all these little cages with 1 or to red cherries. So i ask about them and he tells me that they just came in randomly and he didnt order them. Put they ended up having red cherries, yellows, and red and white bumblebees. Most of them went out of the cage. So we were looking everywhere. Ended up getting 1 amano, 4 yellows, 2 red cherries, and 1 red and white bumblebee. He sold them to me for only 50 cents! Cuz most of them died and no one was going to get them. Im going back on monday to see if they got anymore hiding (which they do). Now im into shrimp, sighhhhhhhhh lol. I was not planning that at all. I put them in my 5gallon heavily planted with a betta, 7 embers, 3 (soon to be 6) pygmy cories. At first the betta gave them some crap but the plants helped and they are all good now. Plus 2 yellows and 1 cherry are holding eggs!!!!!!
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post #2 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 06:32 PM
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Careful with mixing Neocaridina species (the reds and yellows) as they will inbreed and actually revert back to the brown wild color. If you want to keep your shrimp pure, keep them separate.

You can mix some shrimp like Cardina and Neocaridina but their parameters have to match perfectly of course.

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post #3 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 06:37 PM
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That is a huge bioload for a 5....
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Well this is what i was thinking. I will just let them breed (im not planing on breeding them a lot), and the ones that are brown i will just throw in my 29 gallon (snack for my angels). Because my yellow are pregnant from other yellow, 100% sure. So i will have a lot of yellows. So i think i will be fine. But maybe not, im new to this. So please teach me some stuff if im wrong.
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post #5 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 06:40 PM
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Yeah, it's best if you separate them out because they will breed quickly.

The 5 gallon should be fine since it is planted, Embers and Pygmies have a teeny bioload anyway.

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That is a huge bioload for a 5....
The embers and pygmies are 3/4 of an inch. Plus there is a aqueon quiet flow 10 and weekly wc.
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Yeah, it's best if you separate them out because they will breed quickly.

The 5 gallon should be fine since it is planted, Embers and Pygmies have a teeny bioload anyway.
Okay i will take out the red cherries. Will the red and white bumblebee be fine in there? I really like that one.
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post #8 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 06:59 PM
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Yeah, they are different species (red's are Neocaridina and bee shrimps are Caridina) so they'll be fine.

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post #9 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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So the yellows wont breed with the bumblebees?
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post #10 of 24 Old 07-05-2014, 07:05 PM
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They shouldn't if they are true Bee Shrimps. Can you get pictures?

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