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This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Jarcave 9 years ago.

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  • #299784

    Jarcave
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    OK I’ve never kept freshwater shrimps before. I have a small tank with hard alkaline water in with some Limias and lots of plants. What would be a good shrimp for me to introduce? And does anyone have any tips for keeping and breeding them?

    Jared

    #310213

    Matt
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    I’ve only kept cherry shrimp which were dead easy but not sure how well they’d do in very alkaline conditions? This thread may also help. I’m sure Richy or Keith will have some better advice too.

    #310218

    keith565
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    yup, i keep and breed my cherry shrimp in normal tap water which is hard, very hard. they should be ok with the limias, but you won’t get many shrimplets as the limias will eat them. if you don’t want to breed them, there should be no problems keeping them. they eatmost foods and are great for keeping algae down.
    i got loads going cheap if you want some.

    #310247

    Richy
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    if you do decide you want to breed shrimps then i suggest a seperate tank with just a sponge filter or a small powerfilter with the vents blocked off with matting, this however needs replacing every so often as it blocks. Sponge filter better option /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    I’d opt for Amano’s or red cherries as a good starter aslong as the cherries arn’t too small for the limia’s mouth /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> These need salty setups to breed and it’s been very unsuccessful in the captive breeding programs. Totally peacful shrimps and very enjoyable to watch

    Hope this helps a little

    #310375

    ulster exile
    Member

    That fan shrimp is beautiful! I like watching my amano’s and cherries (and echo Richy’s comments about covering the filter inttakes since my two externals have to have the baby cherries emptied from it every so often.

    #310425

    Jarcave
    Participant

    Cheers for the replies guys. Been working away, hence the late reply.

    Will have a look at some pics. Keith, I’ll be in touch soon.

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