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    Hi!

    I recently started with CRS shrimps and love the little creatures. I had 5, and bought another 20 this week. They seem to be doing fine, even though I never see as many as 25 at once, but as far as I have been able to understand I can expect that since they hide very well.

    My question: The day I got the new shrimps (tuesday) I saw that one of my old ones had eggs. I havent seen any shrimp with eggs since that day. I have 12 guppies in the aquarium and 2 adult ancistrus. Is it true that there is no way to breed shrimps if there is fish in the tank? Will all babies be eaten by my fish? I really want to breed on these, but I dont know if this is possible with the fishes I have in the tank. I am wondering if my female with eggs might have released babies but that they have been eaten?

    Here's a picture of the tank. It's 120 liters. Sorry for the horrible quality, my camera died the other day so this is a cellphone picture...
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    shrimp are natural food for fish, period. my babies shrimp will not come out when i got platty in the tank. i just release all the platties, can see more babies and few days ago i think there was a mass orgie

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    So guppies means no shrimplets or does it just mean they will hide in the javamoss and still grow up? (I'm planning to get more moss so they will have a huge area to hide in)

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    you mean alot of moss like mine
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    Wow, that looks nice No I dont have that much, it has to grow some first But I have moss coming in the mail soon, so half the aquarium will be nicely covered atleast.

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    That must be some very happy shrimps btw

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    i got 4 or 5 type, mini xmoss, flame, peacock,anchor and another dont know what name moss, frissisden but all mix up till i also dont know which is which, very messy actually if you look close enough. but i est should have about 50 crs or so in side.

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    sometimes my crs just disappeared so don't assume they are still around if your tank is as big as 4ft with lots of planty
    i try to always feed them at constant feeding ground and start to count those that comes out from their hideout place.

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    They are all still around They just very much enjoy crawling in and around all the little cracks in the wood. In other words, theyre good at hiding.
    I have 2 females with eggs now. One of them has her little hiding place at a special spot under the wood and comes out once in a while, the other one is less shy and I havent seen yet a certain place she keeps at.

    Feeding them to make them come out doesnt work that easily in a tank with guppies Fishes eat first, then the shrimps eats the leftovers whenever they feel like it.

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    Please keep updating with your progress!

    I just started a 12 gallon with 3 guppies in it, hoping to breed them a bit. Now I also would like to add cherry red shrimp to breed, but I am worried that the guppies will eat all the baby shrimp.

    Hopefully if I make an area that the guppies cannot get to, the CRS can grow in there until they are big enough to survive with the guppies.

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