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PostSubject: Shrimp 'Farm' Help   Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:49 pm


I'm going to start breeding shrimp for the fun of it, but I also hope to make some profit. I am going to set up a few 50cm cube aquariums for them. What species do you recommend I keep? I am well aware of how to keep shrimp and their requirements.

Examples of shrimp I can get hold of:

B-S Grade Crystal Red Shrimp
A-SS Grade Crystal Black Shrimp
Cherry Shrimp
Blue Pearl Shrimp
Snowball Shrimp
Tiger Shrimp

What do you think?


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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp 'Farm' Help   Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:21 am

I love Crystal shrimp, but I guess its a matter of personal preference really. I have never kept Snowballs before, but have heard they are quite easy to breed - so they may be a good starter shrimp. The blues sound interesting too.....If you have enough tanks then i guess you could try and breed a lot of different species then see which ones you prefer after that. Suspect Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp 'Farm' Help   Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:45 am

cherry shrimps arent worth breeding just for the money, neither are tigers unless you can get blue or blonde tigers.
However, you could use just 3 tanks to breed all of the listed species without fear of hybridisation by using the following stocking methods.
B-S Grade Crystal Red Shrimp+Blue Pearl Shrimp
A-SS Grade Crystal Black Shrimp+Snowball Shrimp
Tiger Shrimp+cherry shrimp
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp 'Farm' Help   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:54 am

Im not sure of the quality of Snowball shrimp in the UK at present, a couple of years ago there was a big crash in populations, mine included and are now very hard to get hold of. If anyone has any of these Id be very interested indeed.

I breed high grade RCS to Sakura and Fire Red standard and are very popular but its not worth the effort if you are thinking of making money from the hobby, you can just about cover your running costs but thats about it im afraid.....!

My hard water here in Portsmouth makes if very difficult to get a decent colony of CRS and CBS and although they are breeding it is very slow and survival rates of the young and very poor indeed despite using RO and minerals.

I have a thriving colony of Red Rili's which do very well in my water.

Occasionally the RCS will throw up different colour forms and over the years I have managed to get a small but healthy population of BLUE Neocaridina that are breeding true.

I also have a small population of the Orange form.

Hope this helps

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