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Old 06-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Shrimp care

I picked up these "red and white" shrimp at petco. Two of them are berried and I suspect the other to be a male. Can anyone ID them? Sorry for the bad quality pic, also how should I go about hatching the eggs safely? I see little eyes.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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looks like rili shrimps

the solid red one is probably a cherry
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looks like rili shrimps

the solid red one is probably a cherry
The picture came out weird with that one, its not fully red. So I guess they're all rili shrimps, thanks for the ID
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I had no idea Petco carried Rili shrimp... Those are high-dollar shrimp, what did they cost?
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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This look like a lower grade Rili, pretty unusual for Petco to carry

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I had no idea Petco carried Rili shrimp... Those are high-dollar shrimp, what did they cost?
Neocaridina prices have dropped allot over the last couple of years, you can normally find good quality Rilis for $2-3 bucks. I'd hardly call them "high dollar shrimp" anymore.
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I had no idea Petco carried Rili shrimp... Those are high-dollar shrimp, what did they cost?
I got these for 5$ each. -pulls out hair-
But they have yellow bee shrimp and cherry reds for 4$ each. Very nice too, full red
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I got these for 5$ each. -pulls out hair-
But they have yellow bee shrimp and cherry reds for 4$ each. Very nice too, full red
Wow that's pretty over priced IMO.
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Wow that's pretty over priced IMO.
I realize that now -.-
Thanks though, I won't go back and get more in the future
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For hatching, you don't need any special care. The female will carry the eggs under her tail, then after about 30 days, they will hatch. You'll get many little teeny tiny shrimplets running around.

For care... Shrimp are easy. They do best in their own tank, or with nano fish. You can feed them blanched veggies, algae waffers, bottom feeder waffers, shrimp pellets, crustacean pellets, or expensive 'shrimp food'. They do best with live plants. Keep the water clean and they'll be fine
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So should I take out my Amanos? They're bullies
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You shouldn't pull ur hair. Neos has always been 1-3 dollars among hobbyist. In pet stores, they are still 5-8 dollars. Even really good ones still sells them for 4-6 each.

If you buy from other hobbyist, its cheaper but you can't pick and you have to get it shipped it. So don't be too upset. You didn't get rip off.
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You shouldn't pull ur hair. Neos has always been 1-3 dollars among hobbyist. In pet stores, they are still 5-8 dollars. Even really good ones still sells them for 4-6 each.

If you buy from other hobbyist, its cheaper but you can't pick and you have to get it shipped it. So don't be too upset. You didn't get rip off.
Alright... Exactly what I needed to hear haha. Ill consider going back.
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I'd purchase from hobbyists in the future IMO, you'd get healthier shrimp and stronger strains.
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I'd purchase from hobbyists in the future IMO, you'd get healthier shrimp and stronger strains.
Okay, I'll consider it when I can pay shipping costs
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You normally can get shipping for $15 or less and shrimp ship pretty well.

I'd look around for local breeders too.
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So should I take out my Amanos? They're bullies
Following so I can see what the responses are to this one.
I had an Amano walk up to an RCS and take a pellet out of its mouth and walk off.
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Following so I can see what the responses are to this one.
I had an Amano walk up to an RCS and take a pellet out of its mouth and walk off.
I'm still waiting lol
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Amanos are okay to be kept with shrimps, BUT as you already know they are big cute bullies. They will steal food and if your shrimp is not good at hiding right after they molt, they will eat him (this doesn't happen very often, but does happens)

If you have a breeding colony of shrimps, the amano eating 1 or two once in a while its not noticeable. if you have a standing colony then i wouldn't risk it.

I personally only keep my amanos with my bettas, and they give them a run for their money in agression. lol.
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Amanos are okay to be kept with shrimps, BUT as you already know they are big cute bullies. They will steal food and if your shrimp is not good at hiding right after they molt, they will eat him (this doesn't happen very often, but does happens)

If you have a breeding colony of shrimps, the amano eating 1 or two once in a while its not noticeable. if you have a standing colony then i wouldn't risk it.

I personally only keep my amanos with my bettas, and they give them a run for their money in agression. lol.
Here's my reddest one, it's weird because he's the one I see bullying them the most. Ill definitely put them in my other tank, while I wait for the rillis to breed.

He's even more colored up than the new guys lol.
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Those are very cool Amanos! I keep amanos with RCS. They are bullies and will steal food, but they're fine.
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