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RAHT
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Tanks: 46 gallon: 1 angel fish, 10 harlequin rasporas, 4 bronze corydora, 6 lemon tetras, 8 gold barbs, 1 bristlenose pleco, cherry red shrimp and algae earing shrimp, 2 mystery snails. 180 gallon stock tank: 9 comet/common goldfish
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« on: April 19, 2016, 09:02:00 PM »

Hello everyone,
About 3/3.5 years ago I bought 6 cherry shrimp and 6 "algae eating shrimp".  There were lots of baby shrimp for a while, which must have been the cherry shrimp, but eventually they died (eaten?) off.  I hardly ever see my algae eating shrimp because my tank is well planted.  I have listed in my notebook over the years that I could see 5-6 occasionally which sounded about right.  2 are quite big now, close to 2 inches.  A few days ago my daughter counted 12-14 and today I was about to see 9-10.   I know that Amano or algae eating shrimp are not able to reproduce in fresh water…   Is there another type of shrimp that looks very simiar that I could have that are able to breed in fresh water?
I tried to attach a picture but it is not working.

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RAHT


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RAHT
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Tanks: 46 gallon: 1 angel fish, 10 harlequin rasporas, 4 bronze corydora, 6 lemon tetras, 8 gold barbs, 1 bristlenose pleco, cherry red shrimp and algae earing shrimp, 2 mystery snails. 180 gallon stock tank: 9 comet/common goldfish
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 09:07:20 PM »

I see that my picture actually did work…I'll try posting a better one.
 


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 10:14:06 AM »

I keep amanos, those look similar if not the same. They will spawn in fw and the initial stage is a larva which must make its way to a saltier environment. There is undergoes changes and it then will return to fresh water. However, I have heard some talk of successful reproduction in hard water tanks. I cannot say these are true.

This link may help http://www.planetinverts.com/Amano%20Shrimp.html
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RAHT
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Tanks: 46 gallon: 1 angel fish, 10 harlequin rasporas, 4 bronze corydora, 6 lemon tetras, 8 gold barbs, 1 bristlenose pleco, cherry red shrimp and algae earing shrimp, 2 mystery snails. 180 gallon stock tank: 9 comet/common goldfish
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 08:17:36 PM »

Thanks, for the link.  I thought there were two possibilities, either they aren't amano shrimp or at some point I bought more and just dont remember! 

RAHT
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