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Tropical Freshwater Shrimp
March 11, 2008
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keith565
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at the moment i'm breeding cherry, glass and what i think are red claw macro or Ring-hand Shrimp Macrobrachium assamensis.
also picked up some amano shrimps today. i think i'm going shrimp mad. the amanos will be hard to breed as the larval stage requires brackish to full marine.

i probably have 100+ cherry shrimp of all ages, 30-40 red claw macro's, very small still, they seem to be very slow growing. and i had one glass carrying but not seen any fry.
pic below is of what i think is the red claw macro shrimp and a cherry shrimp

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March 11, 2008
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Really cool animals Keith. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> I was keeping cherry shrimp before I got rid of all the tanks and was planning a wee breeding project myself. How easy have you found it?

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March 12, 2008
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very easy Matt. pop them in a tank and away you go,lol.
seriously, it's that easy. but you must keep them on their own.
i have mine in a 2 ft tank, lots of leaf litter for them to hide under, java moss and riccia as a floating plant.
i feed them bbs, flake, high protein granules, they will eat just about anything.
I'm now going to try and get some crystal red shrimps. a stunning shrimp.

March 12, 2008
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Yes we had crystal reds in the shop a few times, gorgeous aren't they? What do you feed the shrimp nauplii on? They must be minute...

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March 13, 2008
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Yo Matt,
I got some chrystal reds off you and now have a 100 +,
Prices of shrimp seem to have rocketed , and they breed like mad !
I've 2 tanks waiting for shrimp at present . Due to the size off them and mortality rate people arnt taking the risk .Hope to hear from anyone wanting to swap shrimp .
All the best,
G.John

March 14, 2008
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QUOTE(geordie John @ Mar 13 2008, 09:25 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yo Matt,
I got some chrystal reds off you and now have a 100 +,
Prices of shrimp seem to have rocketed , and they breed like mad !
I've 2 tanks waiting for shrimp at present . Due to the size off them and mortality rate people arnt taking the risk .Hope to hear from anyone wanting to swap shrimp .
All the best,
G.John


i feed all the shrimplets crushed flake, very fine powder food, but there are lots of plants etc for the shrimplets to feed on.

John. if you want to swap with anything i have or sell me some CRS i would be very please. i can't find a local supplier and my friend who is getting me bee, red nose and tiger today can't get CRS at the mo.
oh, i also picked up some amanos at the weekend. i'm going shrimp mad. i'll have to get rid of some fish at this rate,lol

April 14, 2008
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a few more shrimp pictures.
the first few are of my bee shrimps
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now these are my young red claw macro or Ring-hand Shrimp Macrobrachium assamensis. i've about 20 of these. sorry about the pictures, but these guys are only about 15mm big at the mo.
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April 15, 2008
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Wow! Your shrimp are amazing!

April 15, 2008
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I have Bee's, Red Crystald, Amano's and Bamboo's in different tanks and I love them but haven't tried to breed any. Shrimps are cool /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

April 15, 2008
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QUOTE(FCBR @ Apr 15 2008, 10:55 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have Bee's, Red Crystald, Amano's and Bamboo's in different tanks and I love them but haven't tried to breed any. Shrimps are cool /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />


you must have a go.
the amano are hard as they need brackish water for the larvae to live. the bamboo are also very hard to breed, but the bees and crystals just get on with it. but need a tank to themselves. if you do that, you will end up with shrimplets in no time and they do sell well, that's why i can't get any,lmao.

April 16, 2008
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Don't know how I missed those pics.....beautiful wee things aren't they? Love those Macrobrachium /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

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April 16, 2008
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QUOTE(keith565 @ Apr 15 2008, 11:17 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
you must have a go.
the amano are hard as they need brackish water for the larvae to live. the bamboo are also very hard to breed, but the bees and crystals just get on with it. but need a tank to themselves. if you do that, you will end up with shrimplets in no time and they do sell well, that's why i can't get any,lmao.


I agree about the amano's and bamboo's and don't have the time to even think about trying. Bee's and R/C's, hmm, well if I remove the 10 pygmy cory's, 4 axelrodi and 1 high fin albino I might stand a chance /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Just upgraded one of my tanks tonight so have enough room to move them over. Decision time /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />
Stop spoiling my plans lol /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

April 16, 2008
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well, i just picked up some more bees tonight. so the tank is looking very busy, i will get a few pics asap.

April 17, 2008
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bee shrimps, lots of them.
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April 17, 2008
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They are lovely lovely lovely! Can somebody tell me where I can learn more about shrimps?

April 17, 2008
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Soon you'll be able to do it here Sofia but for now try this /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Lovely wee buggers Keith....you words reminded me of Michael Caine's immortal line in "Zulu"! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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April 17, 2008
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Thanks Matt. They are amazing.

i wonder how long it will be before I am officially dumped /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

April 17, 2008
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Thanks all for being so helpful /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

May 12, 2008
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I got bored uploading pics to the server /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />, so I was surfing around a bit and found these nice pics of some of the newer shrimps coming out of the Far East. Thought I might as well throw 'em up in this thread /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Most of these are Caridina/Neocaridina but there are a couple of other genera in here. At least one of these (the bright red Macrobrachium in pic 4) is collected from a protected lake on Sulawesi so we'll probably never see them over here.

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