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eatmysox 10-17-2010 07:27 PM

First Time shrimp keeper.
So I got the shrimp for the first time ever today and got a bit of infromation on them from my lfs. (They were a big impulse buy but I really liked them). Anyways I got a cherry shrimp and a Pinocchio shrimp are there any specific requirements that i need to know about them. They are in my ten gallon planted tank (look in my aquarium tab) i think they will be fine. Anything you can let me know about them will be great.

kitten_penang 10-19-2010 10:52 AM

don't anything that has a large amount of heavy metals, fish that can snack on them have ample hiding places cause when they malt other prawns and fish will try to eat moss is the best plant for shrimps as the babies can hide in there till they are big enough to fend for themselves

underwaterking 10-25-2010 12:08 PM

they are very vulnerable to copper. even small amounts of copper would kill shrimps.
they usually live 1-2 years. they do best in an established aquarium. ifyou want to keep them with fish, do some research about what fish can live with them.

Blaxicanlatino 11-08-2010 08:46 AM

cherry shrimp are awesome! like all shrimps, copper is deadly to them. Watch out for temperature fluctuations and absolutely no nitrite and/or ammonia, and no high nitrates :D cherry shrimps breed VERy often and have their baby live., So expect more shrimps in the future if you have male and female. When i first bought mine, i found they were all female* but one female was pregnant (had eggs under her back legs).

*to tell if they are female, check for a yellow/green "saddle" looking thing inside their body. Males do not have this saddle and tend to be small in size and not as lush in color.

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