cherry shrimp problems

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i have now planted my ten gallon tank and gotten 5 cherry shrimp,tank mates are 2 guppies and 2 julli corys (i know,i know,but the corys seem happy).4 cherrys died in a few days 1 male left and the other is gone (prob died and was eaten) 2 where females with eggs.one died with eggs and the other died after her eggs hatched now i have 8 small shrimp from those eggs in a small cave like thing thats under water a little under an inch where the intake tube goes into my filter.
how fast will they grow?
my fish will eat the small ones if they find them,right?
i have a 5-15gallon filter will the be sucked in or can they swim strong i never saw the babys swim or do they just crawl when there small?i tried the fine netting sock thing over the filter intake but it was so fine it plugged up.
 

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Cherry shrimp take a few months to get to adult size, I believe it's 3 months or so. The guppies MIGHT eat the baby shrimp. I would rehome the julli corycats or move them to a different tank, a 10 gallon is not big enough for corycats IMO. They are schooling/shoaling fish and need a larger tank.

 
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this is off subject a bit but whats the min tank size for jullis?will the corys eat shrimp?the one cory ate my dead one but i dont know about live shrimp.
 
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im using cheese cloth now till i get something else.no more worrys about guppies eating baby shrimp i moved them after i saw one eat a cory egg.
are baby cherrys red or whitish when a few days old normally?
 

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Most baby shrimp are a little transparent. They aren't fully red, until they start to mature. But it also depends on the grading of the cherry shrimp I believe.


 

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It depends. It's partially genetics, partially diet, and some random luck when it comes to the color of baby shrimp. Some are essentially clear while some have a fair amount of red right from the beginning. While high grade parents will produce a higher ratio of red babies it doesn't always correlate to their adult coloration.

There are plenty of times I've culled a clear looking baby from the main colony only to have it grow up into a PFR as well as times I've started small groups from the reddest babies only to have some underwhelming adults show up in the mix.
 
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what are the color kinds?and what is the most common color?and are different colors different kind shrimp?im talking adult shrimp here.
 
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thanks,my female with the eggs was (high fire red) or (painted red)
are male cherry shrimp not lighter in color than female shrimp?
if they are then are the shrimp in that link male or female?
oh,and my one shrimp left looks like sakura
 
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so does this not mess with grading?if you get all painted shrimp then the chances of getting a male is slim right? im trying to figure this out
 
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