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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Red Cherry Shrimp

Finally got 3 of these little guys today to breed for my betta tanks (hopefully they'll get along) at the moment they are in with my golden apple snail and I was just wondering whether the snail will eat the shrimp? I didn't realise how small these things were and now I'm worried lol.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 10:51 AM
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The snail should not bother them.
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I have been watching them and all seems well =) thanks OFL

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the shrimp might get eaten by the betta though

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They are in a different tank with 2 snails one of which is 5mm so doubt he will be doing any damage lol. Since my golden apple is growing by the day I was just worried she may eat them lol

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When the shrimp molt the snail may be seen eating their shed exoskeleton which is a good calcium source for both the shrimp and snail, so I would leave them in the tank.
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The only reason I have the snails in the tank is to bump up their calcium intake,etc but I think I may leave them in there now =)

Can different types of shrimp live in the same tank? or is this a stupid question lol

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Not a stupid question......

Some shrimp, yes, can be mixed, but some cannot due to crossbreeding, it is more in the color variation like the red cherry and yellow color morph, you don't want to mix to keep the color true. I think, not 100% sure, but there are several color variation of the cherry shrimp, they come in red, yellow, blue and I think white, it would be neat if you could mix them and get a rainbow of colors...but it doesn't work that way....

Here is a good link
http://planetinverts.com/Red%20Cherry%20Shrimp.html

It also has a good section on different bugs in your tank too.

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Thank you :)

I found this link aswell which shows what shrimp are compatible with each other.

I feel another addiction coming on lol

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Shrimp are neat little critters......I enjoy mine and they reproduce as fast as guppies IME
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