View Full Version : what shrimp can live ok at temp 28 degree?

21st Nov 2012, 07:34 PM
hello guys,

newbie here seeking advice. :D

what shrimp can live ok and breed at temp 28 degree?
i do not have any cooler and i live in singapore. very hot here.

i am looking at the following shrimps. can they live and breed at 28 degree?
will they hybrid?

Neocaridina heteropoda var. red (Sakura shrimp)
Caridina cf. babaulti spp. 'green' (Green Neon Shrimp)
Neocaridina palmata var. blue pearl (Blue Pearl Shrimp)
Caridina thambipillai (Orange shrimp)


22nd Nov 2012, 12:23 PM
Welcome to SN.

All the shrimps in your list will "live ok" at 28, but breeding may not be as well as in, say, 23 - 26. Make sure you use some air stone to provide enough oxygen in the water, that would help.

My friend's CRS had no problem going through the Canadian summer (water temp gets to around 30 for a about three weeks), they just don't breed.

23rd Nov 2012, 04:05 AM
In short term, I would not be much worried if the temperature change smoothly. But, shrimp kept at this temperature at long term would last less longer in my opinion. High temperature accelerate the global metabolism of the shrimp which reduce life esperance.

23rd Nov 2012, 05:22 PM
Well im new to this forum also but i have 5 sakuras and also do not have a cooler. They seem to be perfectly fine with the temperature and also i have added an indian almond leaf( ketapang) which are common throughout singapore. I have only bred ghost shrimp successfully and am still waiting for my sakuras to breed.