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Author Topic: Different species of shrimp can be housed together?  (Read 6488 times)
L O S T
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« on: January 27, 2009, 12:24:12 AM »

Can different species of shrimp (IE; cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, and amano shrimp) coexist in the same tank peacefully together?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 12:28:43 AM »

Not if they are in same genus.  Too great a chance of hybridization.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 12:40:08 AM »

So cherry shrimp and ghost shrimp or cherry and amano can be housed together? I don't think they're in the same genus
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 01:27:02 AM »

yes they can. however in my experience ghost shrimp and cherry doesn't work too well in smaller tanks, the ghosts tend to both eat the cherry babies, and out-compete the cherries for food.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 05:51:45 AM »

Oh. Maybe I won't have two different types together then..
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 01:06:39 PM »

I have had amanos and cherries together without issue.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 01:16:38 PM »

I have had amanos and cherries together without issue.
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Same.  I think this works as long as you don't have too many Amanos. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 08:14:16 PM »

Ghosts will out eat RCS but if you take care to feed enough food for them all then it really isn't a problem.

I have ghost shrimp and red cherry shrimp in the same tank and I haven't had any problems.

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 01:01:33 PM »

What about  Cherries and tigers together ?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 08:44:59 PM »

Cherries and Tigers might be from the same genus ... and they will likely cross breed.  I mixed all my shrimps (cherries/amanos/rainbow/unknowns) in the same tank since I only have only one tank now and it is fun.  I do not mind if they cross breed but the cherries seem to be able to hold their own. 
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 07:04:31 AM »

hmmmmmmm, maybe I'll just stick with cherries for now. you have rainbows?  do you have a picture of them ?
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 10:22:18 PM »

I had some pics posted before ... not sure if they are still here ... as for rainbow ... they are what I thought they were.  Not sure if they are ... but there are a variety of shrimps in my tank ... cherries, pale orangy ones, brown with some opaque strips across the back, pale greenish ones and simply colorless ones ... I think it makes for an interesting tank of shrimps. Smiley
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55g planted - Many endlers, 13 otos, 2 BN + 3 tweens, 1 SAE, 1 sid, 6 rosy loach, 6 badis sp. + 2 babies, 2 amano shrimps.
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 03:04:08 PM »

sounds cool ,  I'd love to see pics
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