Which are better?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by littletuba, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. littletubaNew MemberMember

    I am thinking about getting some cherry shrimp or some ghost shrimp when I start my tank back up. It is more than likely going to be a 10 gallon. I am hoping to have either guppies or tetras. I am still deciding on the fish. Would it make a difference which shrimp I have?
  2. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to the forum

    Cherry shrimp are smaller and will breed more readily, but are much more expensive. Ghost shrimp are not so easily seen, hence the name, and are larger. Some species of ghost shrimp can get aggressive and can attack fish. In a smaller tank, there is a higher chance of that happening. I've never had a problem with my ghost shrimp, but it's happened to others.

    I would get cherry shrimp. There are also yellow cherry shrimp, fyi
  3. littletubaNew MemberMember

    Thank you
  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    You're welcome.

    Don't mix the red and yellow though - I hear they breed brown (not orange :) )
  5. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    WHAT!?!?! All that stuff I learned about primary colors in grade school was a lie!
  6. orangeclumsy1Valued MemberMember

    But there ARE orange ones! Orange pumpkin shrimp, and they're absolutely GORGEOUS. <3
  7. chenay83New MemberMember

    I would definitely go with cherry shrimp. They may cost more but they breed a lot and the group you buy will pay for its self in no time.
  8. orangeclumsy1Valued MemberMember

    We were actually thinking of buying 20 from ZeeZ and then splitting them between us. Every now and again we will trade shrimp just to add genetic diversity.

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