After cleaning one of my tanks today I realized I have 1 cherry shrimp survivor of 6 I had shipped to me recently. I'm sure some of it is because they didn't include a heat pack in my order so now I guess I need to find some more. I'm not sure how "happy" a lone shrimp would really be and I needed the guys to work over my tank some!
I've bought cherry shrimps twice from Aquabid.com
They were never able to increase their population because I had them in a 10 gallon community tank with a few fish...the one where my home bred Dwarf Gourami is in. All small shrimps were eaten I guess, but there are still several adult cherry shrimps alive.
In my other tank, I set free 13 Yellow Shrimps (same species as red cherry shrimps, but different color). They bred like crazy because there is one huge java moss. A few months later, I was able to move over 50 of them to my 40 gallon community tank without even noticing any decrease in the population in the 10 gallon.
You can buy Red Cherry shrimps for as low as $14 shipped with 10+ of them from Aquabid.com
Yellow Shrimps are more expensive because they are less common than red cherry.
I've found a place to buy more of these arthropods. I buy from a few sellers on Aquabid, but pretty much don't like the site overall as some of the sellers are quite dishonest and I've had to do claims/disputes with Paypal over them.
(03-11-2012, 02:01 AM)Onyx Wrote: I've found a place to buy more of these arthropods. I buy from a few sellers on Aquabid, but pretty much don't like the site overall as some of the sellers are quite dishonest and I've had to do claims/disputes with Paypal over them.
I've had pretty good experiences on aquabid.com
Although I have only purchased a few times. Just some shrimps and snails.
I bought red cherry shrimps twice, yellow shrimps once, zebra nerite snail once, assassin snails once.
One seller screwed up the Zebra Nerite snail shipment, 2 out of 3 were dead on arrival. He sent out another shipment of 6 for free after I showed him the photos. Good guy.
For your poor purchase experience,
That is the reason why I always check the sellers' rating and feedback first. You may call me biased toward new sellers who have 0 feedback. You can't go wrong with people having rating of something like 590 good out of 594 transactions. Those are the only sellers I buy from.
So, pick your sellers well.
In any case, if you want the shrimps to breed, you need to have some java moss in the tank whether or not you have fish in it. They love fine leafed plants as hiding places, and it provides them a natural food source on the top of what you give to them.