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7th May 2007, 16:03
Has anyone got any advise on the care/ breeding of red cherry shrimp I have read advise from the net but was hoping some of you guys can give me some tried/tested methods. I currently have 10 (mixture of males and females) in a 60litre tank, well planted with sand the temp is 18c and the tank is currently ph 7.4 amonia 0.25 (max as the colour is between 0 and 0.25) nitrite 0 and nitrate 20. Their are no other creatures in the tank but these. also how old before they start to breed they are a little under a cm and do the babies need to be separated some websites say they do others say they dont


10th June 2007, 16:11
I have had ghost shrimp breed fine, I think that nitrates a bit high.Make sure they have java moss, and they should be fine in that tank, babys and all. and I think they stay smallso I would imagine yours are mature but I dont really know.

12th June 2007, 05:01
just bump up the temperature to about 74 degrees. as soon as there over a half inch they will start to breed. they're realy easy to breed, i'm using my babies to feed baby bettas