What Caridina shrimp can be kept together?
Avoid combining different species of the same genus of dwarf freshwater shrimp in the same aquarium to prevent cross-breeding. In other words, don’t keep two different species of Neocaridina together, but you can mix a Neocaridina with a Caridina.
Can Neocaridina breed with Caridina?
Neocaridina and Caridina can be kept together, but no 2 shrimp from the same genus or else they’ll “interbreed”, resulting in a brown-ish morph shrimp.
Are crystal red shrimp good for beginners?
They are ideally kept in a Crystal Red Shrimp-only tank because of their precise care needs. However, they are non-aggressive and active shrimp. These shrimp are not recommended for beginners, particularly because their high price point and difficult care requirements means that there is little room for mistakes.
Can you mix Neocaridina shrimp?
Registered. Red Cherry is Neocaridina, so you can’t mix any other color of Neocaridina: the problem is that they will breed together, and the mix of color will retrofit to the wild type, greyish or brown. You can mix with caridina (tangerine tiger, crystal, t-bees, etc…) and also with the green babaulti.
What shrimp can you keep with Neocaridina?
Among the safest bets to keep with dwarf shrimp are probably small varieties of Otocinclus catfish which are usually considered 100% shrimp safe, even with newborns. Other species that may be safe are smaller Corydoras species and small loricariid catfish such as plecs which stay quite small.
What is the temperature in caridina shrimp?
There are breeders and hobbyists who notice that shrimp stop breeding during the winter, even with good temps… so having a heater may not improve anything. If you really wanted to have a heater in tank, I would recommend 68-72° F at the warmest.
What is crystal shrimp Steven?
The Crystal Shrimp are small, crustacean-like invertebrates comprised of four segments in a semi-oval shape. Each of the four segments is colored light blue and pink at the back with the first three segments tapering upwards, giving them a spiky appearance. The first segment contains a pink, pentagon-shaped mouth.
Is Neocaridina a crystal shrimp?
The CRS is an entry level freshwater shrimp for the Caridina genus. When a hobbyist is making the transition from Neocaridina to Caridina, the crystal red shrimp is a great option to start with. While crystal red require a lower PH, they can still live in condition that are slightly alkaline (PH above 7).
How often should I feed Neocaridina shrimp?
Most shrimp keepers will feed their colonies somewhere between every day and every two or three days, depending on the tank’s age and conditions etc. Well-aged tanks that have been up and running for months will normally have a decent amount of biofilm and algae, giving them plenty to graze on throughout the day.