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mudskipperman 12-05-2006 04:16 PM

Breeding
 
does any one have experience with breeding shrimp, what type is the easiest(besides ghost)? how big of a tank will the shrimp need?

Lupin 12-05-2006 05:16 PM

Hi and welcome aboard, mudskipperman.:wave:

Red Cherry Shrimps are good options. 10 gallons size of tank is ok. I haven't gone into breeding them but they do seem easier than Amanos which require brackish water conditions when breeding.

Good luck.:)

mudskipperman 12-05-2006 06:15 PM

could i also breed guppies in this tank with the shrimp also.(im doing it partly for food for my mudskippers)

crazie.eddie 12-05-2006 06:22 PM

Red Cherry Shrimp (RCS) breed easily and can adjust to most water parameters, but they might be expensive to use as feeders (about $1 per shrimp USD). Ghost shrimp are cheaper and some have reported them to be easy breeders as well. They also can adjust to most water parameters and are cheap (about $0.30 each USD). Both types of shrimps can live with guppies, but the baby shrimps may be eaten by the guppies.

Lupin 12-05-2006 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mudskipperman
could i also breed guppies in this tank with the shrimp also.(im doing it partly for food for my mudskippers)

In brackish water? I don't think so. Guppies just don't tolerate much salt as mollies do. If your tank is large, go with mollies. They are as prolific as the guppies but mollies are larger in size.

mudskipperman 12-05-2006 07:08 PM

i will get a seperate aquarium for breeding, mostly for the fun of it but partially for the food source, on looked on a website and cherry shrimp were 6 or 7 bucks a piece and said very few have bred them, is this right?

Lupin 12-05-2006 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mudskipperman
i will get a seperate aquarium for breeding, mostly for the fun of it but partially for the food source, on looked on a website and cherry shrimp were 6 or 7 bucks a piece and said very few have bred them, is this right?

I wouldn't say only a few have bred. A lot of fish enthusiasts have managed to breed them(mostly in the community tanks) yet only a few managed to raise the shrimps(applies only to those who breed them in the community tank).

mudskipperman 12-05-2006 08:45 PM

is there a pleco small enough to fit in a 10 if not what is the smallest tank it could fit in

jojoyojimbi 12-09-2006 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mudskipperman
is there a pleco small enough to fit in a 10 if not what is the smallest tank it could fit in

Are you looking for algae control in a 10g with cherry shrimp?

cherry shrimp are very easy to breed given good food and water conditions, they're basically the guppy of the shrimp world


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