Originally Posted by rainingblackholes
Thank you Emeraldsky for a fast reply to my answer, question though those all are of the same species right if im not mistakin? From your signature you seem to know alot about keeping them so in your experience what hardness and Ph range do those prefer because i have learned a little about shrimp from this marine biologist who runs a reef and freshwater store how i found out i couldnt keep the blue flower shrimp i had because he prefers softer water then the red.
yes, they are all the same species so you can only keep one color per tank or else the will cross breed and give you an ugly brown color.
From what I've read, it seems that that wont breed readily in water over 7.6 but I know mines 7.8 at the least and it hasnt stopped my snowballs, my cherries I rarely see since I have a tan substrate and lots of plants, poor choice on my part on that substrate lol.
They seem to be hardy enough to adjust in my experience so long as the parameters are stable and not in the extremes.
From a quick google search I was able to find this:
Can live under conditions that are soft and slightly acidic (ph 6.6-7.0) to very hard and alkaline (ph 7.0-8.4 and above). Very adaptable shrimp. Is most productive and does best in soft to medium hard water with a ph in the alkaline range. Might not reproduce at all in water that is too acidic.
As for temperature, keep them in 70-80F degrees. I keep mine on the color side, around 72 or so.