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Cherry Red Shrimp - Community Tank
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clangez
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PostPosted: 2011.09.23(Fri)14:03    Post subject: Cherry Red Shrimp - Community Tank Reply with quote

Hi there,

I've got a 29 gallon tank that I'd like to add some Cherry Red Shrimp.

2 x Australian Rainbows (I know I'll have to get rid of these soon as they will outgrow the tank)
7 x Flame Tetras
3 x Otos

It's planted with Java Fern, a small clump of Java moss and Hornwort (floating) with driftwood and rocks. I doubt there's enough hiding spots for the shrimp, but I could always get more or make a couple of hiding spots.

25 degrees celscius, High pH 7.6 and the tank is nice and established.

Weird idea here... do you think it's possible to hang a breeding cage inside the tank and put the Cherry Shrimp in there so the baby shrimp don't get eaten?
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PostPosted: 2011.09.24(Sat)7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try but RCS babies go straight through any breeding net I've seen. They're too darn tiny.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.25(Sun)13:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow really? They are that small that they'd swim through this net too?

http://www.amazon.com/Brand-Fish-Breeder-Breeding-Hatchery/dp/B000N58B44/ref=pd_sbs_k5
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PostPosted: 2011.09.26(Mon)2:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very similar to the one I had & yep, the shrimplets went straight through. Had bloody juvenile shrimp magically appearing in the tank months after I thought I moved them all out.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.26(Mon)11:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, they must be microscopic. Might be worth modifying it or make a DYI cage with pantyhose then. I'm sure they wouldn't be able to swin through thin material.

Thanks a mil for your help.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.27(Tue)1:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pantyhose might work, or something resembling this would probably also work. Shrimplets don't seem to go through sponge (even if the pore size is just large enough to let them through) for some reason.
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PostPosted: 2011.09.27(Tue)16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a fantastic solution! Thanks for your advice.
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