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svaha
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Favorite Fish: : Hoplias malabaricus (wolf fish) but cant have one where I live now.

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PostSubject: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/20/2010, 8:52 pm

PH 6.8-8.0 best kept around 7.4-7.8
Temp 70-80
Size .75-1.0"
Food Biofilm,algae foods, regular fish food pellet and flake.

These shrimp are a great beginner shrimp being able to tolerate a wide range of water parameters.As young your Red Cherry Shrimp show very little color, but as they mature the females will become a brilliant red while the males although not colorless stay somewhat clear with a red tint and are smaller than the females.Keeping them in a shrimp only tank along with a darker substrate will produce more intense color.

Red Cherry Shrimp Cherries

As with all Dwarf Shrimp it is recommended they be kept in a shrimp only tank as most fish will eat the young shrimp, yes even guppies and the shrimp will be much more active when not worried about being eaten.
The Cherry Shrimp's main natural food source is bio-film and a well matured tank with leaf litter and moss or other slow growing plants will naturally produce enough on it's own to support a small population. This bio-film is also very important to the young shrimp especially for the first few days after birth. RCS will also eat all sorts of prepared foods.Blanched veggie such as Zucchini ,carrots, and broccoli are a appreciated treat.
Cherries reproduce very well if kept in a well maintained environment and are fairly easy to breed and raise as the young have no larval stage hatching as miniatures of the adults and reaching breeding age in 2-3 months and have a life span of around 18 months.
Red Cherry Shrimp Tinybaby

The females will show a bright yellow saddle when they begin to reach sexual maturity and after mating the female will carry the bright yellow eggs under her tail until they hatch which usually takes from 14 to 21 days depending on water temp and conditions.
Red Cherry Shrimp Berried

Red Cherry Shrimp are wonderful little shrimp and stay quite active in your tank all the time when healthy and the water is to their liking. If you want to try something different or dont have a lot of room for a tank, they are a great choice.


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Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/20/2010, 9:22 pm

What is the last picture with the netting?
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/20/2010, 10:22 pm

whisper wrote:
What is the last picture with the netting?
There is a female holding eggs under her tail on the side of the driftwood facing the glass. The netting is holding some star moss while it attaches to the wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/20/2010, 11:24 pm

LOL Ok I was trying to find some shrimp in it some place.
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Favorite Fish: : PLECOS AND AFRICAN RIFT LAKE CICHLIDS

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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/21/2010, 12:25 pm

I have a cr@p load of these if anybody wants some. $.50 ea. min 10.

Marbled crays too, 1.5" $2 ea
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svaha
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/21/2010, 12:52 pm

How red are they ,I might be interested in a few to add . Know anyone local that has CPO for sale?
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime5/21/2010, 2:10 pm

They aren't too bad, I have seen redder ones and also a lot worse. All depends on how happy they are.

I have never seen CPO's around here, would probably have to have them shipped in. Aquabid always has people selling them.

I also have some yellow shrimp, $1 ea.
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Blizard
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Location : SPRINGFIELD ,OREGON
Favorite Fish: : CENTRAL AMERICAN CHICLIDS
AFRICAN FEATHER FIN CATS

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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 1:44 pm

WOULD Marbled crays LIVE IN A TANK WITH CONVICTS OR GET EATEN?
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KMX
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime1/10/2011, 3:22 pm

I think it would be ok for a little bit ...but after time one of them is going to bite the dust.

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Elrollo
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime1/14/2011, 1:13 am

Thanks for the info was thinking about doing a shrimp tank. Are blackberry shrimp a different var. of RCS?..found 6/7 in some java moss I bought today...Talk about a good deal 1/2 doz or so shrimp and java moss handfull $2.50
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PostSubject: Re: Red Cherry Shrimp   Red Cherry Shrimp Icon_minitime1/14/2011, 8:02 am

If it's the blackberry that I'm thinking of, then yes, they are a morph from the RCS family.
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