Neocardinia Shrimp That Don't Produce Wild Types?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by rae650, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. rae650Valued MemberMember

    Are there any colour variations of dwarf shrimp that i can put together with only a small chance of producing will type offspring?
    If not, are there any colourful cardinia that could survive in the same parameters?
  2. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Unfortunately there aren't. What are your exact parameters (gH, kH, TDS, temperature), and is this your first time keeping shrimp? Is it a shrimp only tank?
  3. rae650Valued MemberMember

    My tank is still cycling so I will update you on that when it's done, thank you :)
  4. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    The cycling values are ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. kH, gH, and TDS shouldn't change during cycling at all. Those values have to do with the carbonate hardness/buffering capacity, general hardness, and total dissolved solids. I'll take that to mean you haven't kept shrimp before, and I'll just say this; please trust me, you absolutely will not want to start with Caridina. Neos are a good starter, or even ghost shrimp. Ghost shrimp still have some color to them, not much, but it's there. You could mix several species of neos, and the tank would be colorful for 1-2 years until the original adults die off. The wild types blend in really well, so you wouldn't see them as much as the others. Also, shrimp should be added 2-3 months after a tank finishes cycling so that there is time for enough biofilm to establish. You could circumvent this by adding a product such as bacterAE
  5. rae650Valued MemberMember

    My Kh is 1 and gh is 5/6
  6. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Hm, you could try CBS or CRS, they're very striking and you could get both of them, but after several years some may end up having a brown coloration. Don't get PRL CBS or CRS. I strongly recommend starting with an easier type of shrimp first and working your way up to these guys.
  7. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    With a buffered substrate you could probably get caridina, provided you can maintain a low 70s temperature and low TDS. Otherwise I believe tigers are a caridina that are more tolerant of neo conditions, your KH and GH sound fine for them.

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