12-31-2004, 07:08 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hm, I've had a tank containing only cherry red shrimp and no other fauna for about 4 months now. Initially I put about 20 shrimp in the tank and now they have multiplied to about 100 or more.
So all the shrimp that I have now come from the original 20 or so red ones. But some are clear, some brownish, some deep red and they come in all sizes. I've never moved them and the tank is doing great so I guess the shrimp are not stressed but the majority are not red as I'd like them to be.
It seems that the same shrimp may turn deep red in a matter of a day and stay that way.
Another thing that puzzles me is that I don't see shrimp under a certain size. The smaller ones that I see are about 1 mm (about 1/32").