jwcarlson Posted May 11, 2022 Share Posted May 11, 2022 (edited) Right around Christmas I bought six cherry shrimp from a local shop. At least a couple of them had some stripes down their back, looking like what I've since seen be called "bloody mary" shrimp. Anyway, since then the shrimp colony has probably grown 25x... there are just GOBS of them in the 37 gallon tank. And I greatly enjoy them. I am not really bothered by what colors the shrimp are, but have noticed some very cool colors being thrown. One that looked like a rili shrimp, one that was very close to being black, one that's a beautiful deep purple color... and then this one I saw last night. In person it looks like a lighter green with purple accents. My question is... what happens if I don't select these shrimp out? I don't necessarily have a plan to do so. But if I don't, am I just going to eventually dilute down to more-or-less clear shrimp? The VAST majority are decent red and none of these odd balls have probably reached breeding age yet. I am planning on tossing some into my discus tank at some point as I've been told by a number of people that their discus don't bother their neos. And if mine do, if it's the off colored stuff then it's just a nice snack for the discus, I figure. (but also have so many that it's not that big of a deal) So... should I fish out the odd balls and drop them in my discus tank... or should I just let the community tank just remain the thunder dome of breeding that it has been? I'm not overly concerned either way and if I'll have reasonably colorful (any color) shrimp for the foreseeable future, then I've got zero issues just letting it be. But I might want some shrimp with the discus either way. Additionally, is there such thing as an "over population" of neos in a tank? I don't think that I'm overexaggerating the population at all. There are SO many of them... I thought that the thick lipped gourami might take out a good number of shrimplets, but if he's feasting on them... it's not making much of a dent. Edited May 11, 2022 by jwcarlson Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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