View Full Version : The HARDEST shrimp to look after?

26th Jun 2012, 12:06 AM
Hello all!

I think it's a pretty unanimous agreement that Red Cherry Shrimp are the easiest shrimp to look after, and definitely the best species for a beginner to start with.

I wondered though, what are the hardest species to look after in your opinion? I'm no expert myself, so I'm just curious to see which shrimp need really specific parameters, or are really sensitive. Is there a sort of "order" you should keep them in - starting with RCS then moving on?

There's no real reason I ask, I'm just interested :)

3rd Jul 2012, 01:44 PM
Most of the sulawesi shrimp

7th Jul 2012, 05:23 PM
IMO - Crystal Red Shrimp are not that difficult.

My first ever shrimp were CRS, then I moved onto red Cherries (he, he).

I found both to be very easy to look after and very prolific :)

7th Jul 2012, 07:25 PM
What about those taiwan bees Like BB's and KK's.

7th Jul 2012, 09:27 PM
As my understanding got to agree with Bratyboy, don't have any experience with those at all. But keeping a temperature of 29 - 30c as
well as Ph of 8 which seems to be their ideal temperatures, and plants? That isn't going to be so easy although they don't need plants
but personally I'd try for the same anyway. Will love the day we can legally keep those here in Oz ;-)

26th Jul 2012, 04:23 PM
The good old cheap Cherry Shrimp tough as nails and easy to look after.