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Breeding Red Cherry Shrimp


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Red Cherry Shrimp (neocaridina heteropoda) are wildly popular shrimp for the home freshwater aquarium, many people expect to soon be breeding red cherry shrimp.  You may know that I’ve written about them some here already and have plans to sell them via my freshwater shrimp site.  I had thought for about 5 months that I would soon have enough shrimp to feel comfortable selling some, but I haven’t seen the population grow quite as exponentially as I expected.  So, I’ve been reading about red cherry shrimp breeding and wanted to put together a post with quite a few details.

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November 27, 2011 - 10:27 PM No Comments

Red Cherry Shrimp in a Mason Jar Part 2


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So, our first experiment with red cherry shrimp in a large (gallon?) mason jar went really pretty well.  They survive

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d there for several months until we hit a real hot spell.  The jar was on the window sill and unfortun

ately got morning sun.  Good thing in cool weather, bad thing in hot weather.  I’m sure the temperature was what caused their demise.  Yes, they died.  we had some plants in there as well.  Then we proceeded with our next try, unfortunately those died within a few weeks.  This pretty much confirmed for us that the problem had to do with the temperature.

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November 12, 2011 - 2:27 AM No Comments

Freshwater-Shrimp.com


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It’s not quite ready yet and we don’t yet have enough Red Cherry Shrimp for sale, but I have been hard at work on Freshwater-Shrimp.com as the portal for selling Red Cherry Shrimp and hopefully beyond that their yellow cousins and then who knows what. We may eventually sell some aquatic plants there as well as supplies. I really don’t know what it may become.

We currently have been able to count around 50-60 Red Cherry Shrimp at any one time. Given their great ability to hide I suspect the actual number is pushing a bit closer to 100. The colony in the shrimp only tank is especially booming, but I suspect within two more months we will be approaching a point that we may offer some for sale.

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July 4, 2011 - 2:32 PM No Comments

Red Cherry Shrimp 1/2 Gallon Mason Jar Experiment


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I’ve been captivated with the red cherry shrimp. They’re unique, have interesting personalities and seem really resilient. I have a tank that is exclusively red cherry shrimp now and for quite a while I’ve been wondering about what other containers I might use. We recently found some huge mason jars (1/2 gallon – not the quart jars.) I thought for quite a while before trying it, but decided to put a few red cherry shrimp in one. I’ve added some plants, a bit of guppy grass, duckweed, anacharis maybe a bit of java moss. But there are three shrimp in there. They’ve been there and on the window sill now for about 4 weeks (maybe 5 now.) No filter, no heater (it is summer after all and is running 70-80 in the house during the day if not higher…)

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June 26, 2011 - 8:45 PM No Comments

Red Cherry Shrimp


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So, I finally got some red cherry shrimp. I’ve been wanting to try some for a month or two now. I kept missing them at the local fish store and finally broke down and ordered 20 via ebay.com. I was really a bit skeptical of mail order shrimp but after all, many of them wind up being mail order to the local fish store anyway. I was a bit concerned that 20 would be too many. I thought I’d split and put about 7 in our 5 gallon and 13 in our 10 gallon tank. The shrimp that I ordered were mostly juvenile. There was a range of ages for the shrimp.

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March 4, 2011 - 6:35 PM No Comments