Favorite Species of Freshwater Dwarf Shrimp?

Favorite Shrimp Species

  • Amano shrimp

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Red cherry shrimp

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Blue pearl shrimp

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • Yellow shrimp

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • Snowball shrimp

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bamboo shrimp

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • Tiger shrimp

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Other (please say)

    Votes: 2 9.5%

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Elodea

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So? What's your favorite species of shrimp?

The hardoworking, ever-laboring Amano shrimp? The colorful, gaudy red cherry shrimp? Impressive-looking bamboo shrimp? Or something rarer, more unique, such as the blue pearl shrimp?

Opinions, please! ;D
 

Kunsthure

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I love yellows and greens. I love the look of blue pearl but can't have them because I have yellows and they'll crossbreed. Hmm, is that how they make green shrimp? (j/k)

-Lisa
 

JustinF

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The tiger just look cool, I wish I could get some.
 
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Elodea

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Kunsthure said:
I love yellows and greens. I love the look of blue pearl but can't have them because I have yellows and they'll crossbreed. Hmm, is that how they make green shrimp? (j/k)

-Lisa
 

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My favorite are cocktail shrimp, with CRS/CBS coming in a close second =)
 

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I lopve my cherry shrimp because I can at least see them hiding lol
 

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Tigers will always be my favorite...

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Dennis
 

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caridina serratirostris (sp)
aka
Ninja shrimp
These little shrimp can change color on the fly. I will eventually find someone who's imported them to the US and try to start a breeding colony.
 

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cherry shrimp they are red!!!!! and you can see them hiding plus the breed like rabbits Yay
 

allibobs

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I'm very jelous of people who get cherry shrimp to breed
 

Kunsthure

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I found the orange eye blue tiger shrimp last night. They look awesome! Too bad they got for around $20 each on Aquabid...

-Lisa
 
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Anyways, since I'm about to start breeding shrimp, I just wanted to know the most popular species of shrimp. Right now, I'm at a close match between RCS and BPS (blue pearl shrimp). Personally, I like BPS, but they seem less popular. RCS just seem way to common and typical. I may try tiger shrimp.
 

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... well, there are the "favorites" that I can actually justify spending money on, and the "favorites" that I can only dream of owning some day...
 

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oh no. I just found out I have a rcs with a bps (blueberry as it was sold to me) same scientific name. they've been together for only a few days....geez. I guess I'll have to separate them huh.

but I love the bps. very pretty. but the rcs is very pretty as well. too bad I can't keep them together, then i'd buy a snowball shrimp and it'd be like the 4th of july all the time! lol
 
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All of a sudden, I discover how hard it is to breed tiger shrimp with a tap water of 7.6 pH. Well. We'll see the stats in a few weeks. Maybe I should go for RCs after all...
 

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I recently saw a video of the Black Crystal Shrimp, what a beauty.
 
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Elodea

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Yes, I saw photos of it, but as I already said, BCS (and tiger shrimp) are softwater and too hard to breed. Anyone think I should still go for blue pearl shrimp? Or just RCS cause they're so popular (but common and can't bring a good price)?
 

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I agree with Jeta...cocktail shrimp are the best....they do turn red and are delicious with with a good spicey sauce.....LOL
I'm so sorry I couldn't help that post!!!!
 

jerilovesfrogs

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yes get the bps brian
 
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TedsTank said:
I agree with Jeta...cocktail shrimp are the best....they do turn red and are delicious with with a good spicey sauce.....LOL
I'm so sorry I couldn't help that post!!!!
 
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