And breed them
they are sensitive, but not as sensitive as crystal red shrimp. you'll need a sponge filter so babies aren't sucked up by filter, if you want only high grades, you will have to have a separate tank for low grades to prevent low grades breeding with high grades, you need hard water because they use minerals from the water to shed, they shed monthly and will eat their own shed to obtain nutrients, feeding high protein will cause shed problems because they will grow faster then their carapess can handle, you should start off with 10 to get a rich mixture of males and females, and swap out some occasionally to avoid inbreeding, they prefer live planted tanks, sand substrate is recommended, fish will likely eat them and especially their offspring, you will need a lot of hiding spots because they are vulnerable when they shed while their exoskeleton hardens, they come in a wide range of colors, they eat mainly biofilm, mothers "fan" the eggs and carry them up until they hatch, they carry them for about a month, babies are extremely small and take several weeks to develop color
and 9g onlyand may I ask what size tank you plan to get? they're not too demanding in terms of space, but a body of water too small is highly prone to sudden fluctuations which can kill them
I kept red cherry shrimp last year, and it ended badly.
First, comes the tank. You need to make sure your tank is properly set up for shrimp, including live plants, a sponge filter for them to eat from, and the correct pH and hardness.
I had the most trouble with acclimation, that took a big toll on my shrimp because I forgot to drip acclimate them. They need to slowly adjust from the water in the bag to the tank.
Usually, they will die off a bit after purchase, but that's not always the case.
They need to have plenty of live plants to live and graze from. I would not recommend shrimp in a tank without live plants.
Lastly, you can breed them easily, a small population will get quite large after some time.
Did you drip acclimate them?Recently I bought 7 RCS and the next couple hours, I found them all dead. What could be the problem ? Tank temperature 27c with 6 neon tetra and 1 black neon tetra. Also, I saw my black neon tetra nip my RCS, could it be the reason why my RCD gone in just couple of hours ?
What is your gH at? Anyc chance of copper or heavy metals in the water?my problem was keeping them alive for longer than 2 months. not sure what it was, but they all died one by one after 2 months, each death 1 week-4 days apart. I even did a full water change in case it was something in the water, but the death continued its course a week after that. definitely, don't breed shrimp unless you 100% know what you are doing. its hit and miss, but every miss is more dead shrimp.
Oh, you'll be fine, vampire shrimp are so much more sensitive than RCS they'll be fine
I have two: an HOB and a sponge in the fifteen I thought I could replace the spongeWhy not run the filter for the 9 in the 15 gallon for a week or two, then you can move it over to the 9 to create an instant cycle without losing your cycle in the 15g.
Will your other inhabitants be okay?
You'd only need to move the filter, not the sand, and as soon as you put the filter in, the tank is cycled. That means better put something in so the BB doesn't starve, lol
I have two: an HOB and a sponge in the fifteen I thought I could replace the sponge
I will weight a couple hours and add an apple snail down there because I was planning on moving an an apple snail down into my indoor pond and the new tank is right next to itIf you have two filters you should be fine moving one, but remember you would be moving about half the cycle out.
The BB is the beneficial bacteria that keeps the cycle, and it starts to die off pretty fast without any ammonia. Abkut 50% every 24 hours