111 Cherry Shrimp Mega Questions And Answers
This is a 111 mega questions and answers on all things Cherry Shrimp!!
I have used the most frequently asked common questions on the internet and kept them In the original format they were asked In so bear that in mind that any grammatical errors present are not mine and that these are real questions people have asked about Cherry Shrimp.
On a few occasions people have asked the same question but in a different way and I dont fancy typing why Cherry shrimp cant be kept with fish X 20 times so you will see the odd copy and paste.
The reason for writing this type of post is that it answers specific types of questions that people are asking this means it might not be the best post for reading, if you want to learn more about Cherry Shrimp check out this great post here.
So lets get started.
A. Shrimp are active during the day and during the night, I think they have brief periods of rest intermittently.
A. Yes Cherry Shrimp can be very hardy this is what makes them a very good beginners shrimp.. I have cycled new tanks with cherry shrimp young present that hitchhiked there way in via plant transfers.
A. I like to think so because I have noticed that they like to follow each other around.
A. No Cherry Shrimp are not a cold water species they are a tropical special that prefer a temperature range of between 16 and 27 degrees celsius.
A. Yes Cherry Shrimp are very easy to keep and are the perfect beginner shrimp to try before you move on to other species of shrimp.
A. Cherry Shrimp are a tropical special that prefer a temperature range of between 16 and 27 degrees celsius.
A. no Cherry Shrimp are sexually reproduced meaning they need genetics from male and female.
A.Yes I do believe they are edible.
A. Yes Cherry Shrimp are very good algae eaters.
A. No Cherry shrimp are born from an Egg.
A. This is a grey area, they are not illegal to keep but they are illegal to import.
A. Yes Cherry shrimp are very easy to breed, they breed like rabbits.
A. No Cherry Shrimp are not hard to keep.
A. Yes Cherry shrimp are very very easy to care for.
A. Cherry Shrimp are freshwater dwarf invertebrates, they come in many colors with the most common being red.
Cherry Shrimp gestation last anywhere from 21-31 days depending on the temperature.
In my opinion none, I have breed lots of fish in my lifetime and none of them are shrimp safe. Even Otocinclus Catfish will take live brine shrimp and blood worm meaning they will eat shrimp.
A. This can be a very complex question with many variables but the most common reasons are your tank is not cycled, you did not acclimating the shrimp properly, You did not age the water, You did not use a dechlorinator. beyond this it can take exstream measures to kill cherry shrimp like poor filtration, overfeeding etc.
A. You could have a wild type ,poor genetics, poor diet, bad water conditions, stress.
A. A lack of protein is the number one cause, try feed your shrimp a high protein food once or twice a week.
A. Cherry Shrimp breed when they have good clean warm water with enough food.
An adult Cheery Shrimp will molt 1-2 times a month, the young shrimp molt more often.
A. I like to add Cherry Shrimp that are on an inert substrate 4 weeks after the tank has been setup and cycled.
A. Cherry Shrimp breed through sexual reproduction which includes a male and a female having sex. The male passes on sperm packets which are taken by the female and used to fertilizes eggs.
A. See Above