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Dwarf Shrimp Compatibility Chart

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by ShadowMac, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    When keeping dwarf shrimp, especially those bred to bring out fantastic colors, it is important to avoid hybridizing or crossing shrimp of different color lines with each other in order to maintain the color of your shrimp population.

    This is a compatibility chart care of The Shrimp Farm to help people new to keeping dwarf shrimp. In general avoid mixing species of the same genus. Neocaridina color variants should not be kept with other color variants or species from the Neocaridina genus. You can however add shrimp from the Caridina genus like Tiger shrimp.

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    Common names correlated with their species name
    Common Name
    Species Name
    Amano Shrimp
    Caridina multidentata​
    Bamboo Shrimp
    Atyopsis moluccensis​
    Bee Shrimp
    Caridina cf. cantonensis​
    Blue Pearl Shrimp
    Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis​
    Bumble Bee Shrimp
    Caridina sp.​
    Red Cherry Shrimp
    Neocaridina heteropoda​
    Crystal Red Shrimp
    Caridina cf. cantonensis​
    Ghost/American Glass Shrimp
    Palaemonetes paludosus​
    Green Shrimp
    Caridina sp.​
    Neocaridina heteropoda
    Neocaridina heteropoda​
    Snowball Shrimp
    Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis​
    Tiger Shrimp
    Caridina Sp​
    Yellow Shrimp
    Neocaridina heteropoda​

     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    ShadowMac

    Its a very useful link plus all the other info there.

    I have saved that link as I am trying to compile a How Too topic

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hey ShadowMac

    Good info... but how do you read this chart? Does a 'tick' indicate which variety it is ok to mix with a particular shrimp? For example, it is ok to mix Bee Shrimp with Blue Velvet Shrimp but not ok to mix them with Bumble Bee Shrimp?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    That is correct except for you could mix the blue velvets with the bumble bee, too. You will notice that it goes by the genus. Blue velvets are Neocaridina and Bee shrimp are Caridina. All the shrimp will live together peacefully, but shrimp of the same genus can hybridize and the offspring may not have the desired characteristics of the parents.
     
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    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thank you very much for sharing!

    A question, are tiger and zebra shrimps same?
     
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    I'm not sure. I haven't hear of Zebra shrimp. Sounds like it could be a variant of tiger or crystal shrimp, making it Caridina. Rili shrimp are the only ones in the Neocaridina genus I know of who have a striped pattern.
     
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    Thank you Shawn another Information link.

    There are plenty of stripped Shrimps and its very easy to get common/local names that is why its safer to use the Scientific name that is if you can find the one you require.

    With my Chameleon Shrimp I do not think there is a set rule for their markings as there are so many variations.

    Keith:):)
     

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