I am suprised to hear the shrimp won't breed for you Carlos. Cherry reds will breed almost anywhere, in a variety of water conditions. Mine breed like heck in a pH of 6.8, KH of 3 and GH of 8.5. I pulled out more than a dozen of them from each of my canister filters on the last service.
I usually stick the "filter foundlings" into one of those net breeders. The shrimp stay in the net breeder inside the aquarium until they are large enough to be released. If I don't do that, they are "tetra food"! :evil:
Nice, I picked up 6 cherry reds about 1 year ago from Frank's Aquarium.
They were in the a well planted 10 gal along with 2 SAE and 6 Glow light tetras. I took down the tank about a few weeks ago. I only got about 40 of them. The rest was eaten by my fishes. Now 3 weeks later in my Shrimp only 33 long plant tank, I have about 200+ cherry reds and counting..
They breed like crazy in a heavily planted tank with a lot of caves. I just brought some macro lens, which I'll try out w/ some pictures of my blood red cherry reds.
Man I would love to get a hold of some of these cherry shrimps. I upped the salt level when I saw baby eggs in my amano shrimps. 1 week later, i saw thousand of small little things swimming and crawling all over my 10 gallon tank. One week later....half of them disappeared. Another week later...they all disappeared. I look at my tank now. I don't see a single baby. Sad.... dunno what went wrong