Breeding Red Cherry Shrimp
At some point in the near future, I'll be getting a small colony of red chery shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. red). I'd really like to get them to breed, and while I hear that they tend to breed like rabbits as is, it'd be nice to give them as much of a chance as possible. My male betta should be out of quarantine soon and the current idea is to set the colony up in that 2.5 gallon (after a thorough cleaning, of course), unfiltered with twice weekly partial water changes, and heated to approx 78*F. The tank would be moderately to heavily planted with clippings from my other tanks, including java moss, water wisteria, and java ferns with a substrate of sand. My water is rather hard, pH is 7.8 with a very high KH and GH. I will not be commingling them with the ghost shrimp that I currently have as they may interbreed.
Does anyone here happen to have any experience with these little guys and would be willing to offer advice/critique this setup?
Thanks in advance,
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