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This topic contains 52 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  keith565 9 years, 3 months ago.

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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


    #304526

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Really cool animals Keith.

    #304533

    keith565
    Participant

    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.

    #304538

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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…

    #304542

    geordie John
    Participant

    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

    #304543

    keith565
    Participant

    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

    #304982

    keith565
    Participant

    a few more shrimp pictures.
    the first few are of my bee shrimps




    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.


    #304983

    Sofia
    Member

    Wow! Your shrimp are amazing!

    #304984

    Richy
    Participant

    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

    #304985

    keith565
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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
    #304987

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Don’t know how I missed those pics…..beautiful wee things aren’t they? Love those Macrobrachium

    #304989

    Richy
    Participant

    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 /huh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:huh:” border=”0″ alt=”huh.gif” />
    Stop spoiling my plans lol

    #304990

    keith565
    Participant

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

    #304992

    keith565
    Participant

    bee shrimps, lots of them.

    #304993

    Sofia
    Member

    They are lovely lovely lovely! Can somebody tell me where I can learn more about shrimps?

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