Halocardina rubra Hawaiian Red Shrimp

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Scott Wiersema, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Scott Wiersema

    Scott Wiersema Executive Board

    Anyone tried breeding these? They need brackish water. I saw some at a pet store recently and am intrigued. They are long lived.
  2. Bushman

    Bushman Active Member

    I also am intrigued by these guys. Feed them once a month, do not use a filter or heater, do a water change maybe every 5 years, and they will live for 20 years. What's not to like? They only get about 3/4 of an inch, though. Have not kept them, but am thinking about it.
  3. Scott Wiersema

    Scott Wiersema Executive Board

    I set-up the tank last weekend. It is 20 tall tank in a southern window with natural light and salinity of 1.010 (range they breed in 1.080 to 1.015). I got 15 so have lots of room. The adults are only half an inch long. I also have some algae from the store tank. It will be a while before I see any results. The berried females like to hide.
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