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    Can I keep these different shrimps in the same tank?

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    Question is, Can I put different kinds of shrimps in same tank and would they breed and is it safe? I have 5 yamatos, 10 cherries, and 5 crs... they been there for close to 3 months now and none of them died... but, I add 5 crs about 3 weeks ago... any help would be nice. Thank you

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    yes, you can put those shrimps together. They will breed except yamato but they won't cross breed. Yamato need brackish water for larvae to grow.
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    I see... thank you~
    also, do you know why some shrimps swim real fast and run around about 30mins-1hour or longer with non stop...? It looks like they are trying to find something... I think...

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    My experience, shrimp only swim around when first introduce to the tank. That because I did not acclimate (did I spell it correctly ) it properly. Also, I notice that male shrimp run around continuously during mating season.
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    did any of the shrimps just molt when you see them going crazy?

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    i think that yamatos are a little too big compared to the other shrimps that you are keeping.
    you can keep others like tiger shrimp, bee shrimp, blur shrimp.
    these shrimps are generally about the same size, so it wont look too weird.
    just my 2cents comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    yes, you can put those shrimps together. They will breed except yamato but they won't cross breed. Yamato need brackish water for larvae to grow.
    Are you saying that all the shrimps won't cross breed? I have blue shrimps in my tank now and just got another pack of cherry shrimps (have not added into the tank yet). Will they cross breed? Their size is abt the same for blue and cherry shrimps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwabbie View Post
    i think that yamatos are a little too big compared to the other shrimps that you are keeping.
    you can keep others like tiger shrimp, bee shrimp, blur shrimp.
    these shrimps are generally about the same size, so it wont look too weird.
    just my 2cents comment.
    yeah yamato can grow big, though some shop do sell the small size. It may look weird but they won't kill each other. Yamato do like to steal food and hide somewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by krabbie View Post
    Are you saying that all the shrimps won't cross breed? I have blue shrimps in my tank now and just got another pack of cherry shrimps (have not added into the tank yet). Will they cross breed? Their size is abt the same for blue and cherry shrimps.
    It depends which shrimps you have. Refer to attached picture from www.garnelenforum.de
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    yeah yamato can grow big, though some shop do sell the small size. It may look weird but they won't kill each other. Yamato do like to steal food and hide somewhere



    It depends which shrimps you have. Refer to attached picture.
    hmmm how sure are you that they wont kill each other??
    i'm pretty sure i just saw my cherry being eaten by a yamato shrimp. =/

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    your cherry probably already dead, Yamato should not eat live cherry shrimps.
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    I am quite interested in keeping green shrimps, however I am not too sure will they cross bread with the CRS and the cherries? Try to check from the chart provided , but don't understand German language

    Also like to know do they give birth to shrimplets or larvae form?
    Can any of the sifu here enlighten me on that?

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    I think they can cross breed with green shrimp but not sure...
    I am 100% sure they will not cross breed with cherries.

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    It is not difficult, provided you know what exactly are these green shrimps. The green shrimps on the market are supposedly Caridina babaulti. So look at the intersection of C. babaulti and cherry shrimp, and there you have it.

    However, do bear in mind that colours in shrimps are highly variable. So there could be other species which are green in colour.

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    Hi Bros, does anyone know will Tigers, Sakuras & Blue shrimps cross-breed?
    Blue & Ninja Shrimp Lover

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    Try and learn about scientific names of the shrimps, it may help you inf the future.

    Tiger - Caridina cf. cantonensis 'Tiger'
    Sakura - probably Neocaridina heteropoda var. 'Red'
    Blue - unknown, could be anything (read this, http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...highlight=blue)

    Look up the intersections and tell us if they will cross breed.

    On another note, the English version of the above chart can be found here.
    http://www.crustaforum.com/images/crossbreeding_big.jpg

    Please also read the disclaimer at the top of the chart.

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    Thanks for the info & link.
    Will try to remember their scientific names.
    Blue & Ninja Shrimp Lover

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    Hi, I agree abouit Yamatos needing brackish water...I added balckwater to my tank for several water changes & my yamatos bred!!! like mad!!! my cherries too!!! I have multitudes of them now! I stopped the addition & they stopped reproducing!!! my shrimps live with my tetra fishes (neon, cardinals, rummy nose), cherry barbs, mollies & zebras...the babies are fine...my Yamatos are huge to the size of 3cm!!!
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    Just a point of clarification, in case someone gets the wrong idea, adding blackwater does not make the water brackish.

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    oh, then I have the yamatos for a while then I introduced the cherries...then the breeding begins...i don't know why & thought was lucky but after I read about the brackish water...so I thought it was connected! my apologies
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    Probably the low pH (by dosing blackwater) that triggers the breeding. However, the Yamato eggs which hatch into larvae, require brackish water to survive. Otherwise, kept in freshwater, they are unlikely to survive.

    Previously discussed threads on Caridina multidentata (Yamato shrimp)...
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=36067

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