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Old 07-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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Shrimp

I have a 10gallon tank and I want to breed shrimp for food for my saltwater tank. What are the best shrimp to breed
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Red cherry shrimp? They breed fast but are quite expensive.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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If you go on aquabid, people sell the wild variation of red cherry shrimp. Some people try an sell them for a lot but others practically give them away. I've seen 10 for $1 and offers like that. These shrimp are practically identical to rcs, except for the color. They aren't worth a whole lot either so it's not like your feeding anything high quality.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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Do I have to put anything extra into the tank to breed the shimp?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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Nope. They prefer a planted tank. Probably breed slower without the plants and all. I would recommend filling the tank with plants, adding the shrimp, and let them breed. You could even have a bare bottom and just fill the tank with java moss and other floating plants. That'd be a lot easier to clean.
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I have artificial plants is that okay?
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Live is better. They eat biofilm from them in addition to the food you would supply. Java moss is ideal. It will grow under any conditions.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
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It'll work, but in my experience they favor live plants by a longshot. They probably breed a lot faster too. The baby shrimp can eat the infusoria found in abundance on and around plants.
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I have a moss ball too. Could they survive with other fish and ghost shrimp?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #10
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What fish? The baby shrimp are a great snack for most fish.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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What fish? The baby shrimp are a great snack for most fish.
Some skirt tetra, one Molly, one Cory, and one gourami
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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In a ten gallon? That's a lot of fish. Your Molly and gourami would probably munch down on the smaller ones. Tetras might like em too.
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In a ten gallon? That's a lot of fish. Your Molly and gourami would probably munch down on the smaller ones. Tetras might like em too.
It's only 3 tetra. Should I try or not
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #14
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The shrimp will definitely live with those fish, but they won't breed. Well they will but I doubt any of the young would survive to adulthood.
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Okay thanks!
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Is there such thing as a shrimp breeding tank?
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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Yep. I'm actually setting one up right now. A heavily planted 10 gallon works best for me.
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Do you just put the tank into your main tank or is it a whole different tank?
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It's a whole different tank, or at least that's what I do.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #20
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Did you set up a 5 gallon tank or somethinng
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