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Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) Perhaps the most famous and frequently bred newts in captivity, the fire-bellied newts and sword-tail newts are well known throughout the world as being excellent, gregarious captives.

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Old 16th July 2019   #1
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Default Blue tailed newts and Red Cherry Shrimp

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So i have 4 newts in a 30 gallon long planted tank. I was thinking about adding some shrimp but am worried about the shrimp breeding too much. Any experience or advice ?



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Old 17th July 2019   #2
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Default Re: Blue tailed newts and Red Cherry Shrimp

I have had cherry shrimp in with my C. cyanurus for about a year. The shrimp reproduce but enough of the small ones get snacked on that I have not noticed there ever being "too many" they give the newts something to hunt and probably help a little with uneaten pellets. You can always sell or trade the baby shrimp too!



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If you are new to shrimp breeding, then it is better to buy a kind of Neocaridina davidi (Cherry Shrimp) or Ghost Shrimp. Yes, they are quickly divorced, so just do not get a lot of them.
You need to keep the water clean, it is advisable to add fern to the water, and do not forget to feed Shimps.



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Default Re: Blue tailed newts and Red Cherry Shrimp

Shrimp are great. They don't produce that much ammonia and they can give great action to a tank. Your newts might like a novel snack every once and awhile too. As said above Neocardia shrimp are a great choice and they come in a lot of colors. Already having a planted tank is great. Gives the shrimp good hiding places and food options.



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