Jump to content

Starting a red rili from a cull


Kelly
 Share

Recommended Posts

Well I’m a new shrimp keeper. I now have 40 shrimp from a red rili cull a breeder was selling. What I’m hoping to do is let them spawn in my 8 gallon and pull out the worse to go down to my community tank to become a cleaning crew and keep breeding the best offspring.  Now the females  don’t look like rili at all they are full body red.... but I heard that  rili came from the red cherry?  The males I believe look like rili but  probably low grade.....so my question to you all besides buying high grade rili how can I improve this line?   I’m not planning to go into a breeding business this will just be a hobby for me. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This be the community tank I put the culls in.  there’s danios, neons, cories and guppies but plenty of hiding places. I think they be fine....it’s probably lot better then the breeding tank but high risks for shrimplets being possibly eaten.

64D76131-4581-4783-A0A0-879069AAE038.jpeg

BA9ED0B8-E32C-4E1E-B686-24DD4B956D14.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will just be a case of keeping the best ones and putting the unwanted low quality ones in the fish tank and see how it goes, it will depend on the genes the shrimp carry and that will also depend on prior generations/lieage etc!

I keep neocaridina in my tanks with fish and they are fine, though I am sure some young shrimp become food for the fish. The lower quality ones in with the fish will probably have offspring that revert back to wild type (clear or brown) so won't be so easy for the fish to see? 

Simon

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The community tank has a nice ball of Java  for shrimp to hide and graze.... I won’t be surprised if a few shrimplets eventually grow in the tank.... although if my danios layer eggs in it  (which I be surprised if they didn’t) none so far survived...7C331FDA-9615-445C-81B9-6226A802647D.thumb.jpeg.844b1ebda0f0ec7de151622376c9658e.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Join Our Community!

    Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Posts

    • Grubs
      Midges are cosmopolitan.  Bloodworms are commonly of the genus Chironomus.. and fun-fact the red colour is haemoglobin which binds oxygen (as it does in our blood) allowing midge larvae to live in low oxygen environments like the sludge in the bottom of a fish-food bucket. https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/chironomus-plumosus
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Thats most interesting, I didn't think we had midges here in SE England, but maybe just get a small number. We certainly get mosquito here though as there are 2 lakes in the grounds, I have friends coming sunday and they will be sent to get some daphnia and mosquito larvae, they usually take a tub full home for their fish as well! I will pass on the tip about the jelly if they see any in their bucket! Simon
    • Grubs
      Bloodworms are larvae of midges (mosquito-like flies without the "pronger") The adults lay eggs in the water that look like little sacks of jelly.  You sometimes see them hanging from the water surface or stuck to the edges of the bucket.  You can wipe the "jelly" off and put it in your tank and when the larvae hatch they are great fry food.... but if you dont have enough fish to eat them they may live in the tank and emerge to fly around your house.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I think the fins will healquite quickly if they do get damaged, it just looks a bit worrying to the owners eye! Simon
    • Crabby
      See, that’s the kind of conciseness in a post that I completely lack 😂 Yeah I’ve also heard it can be. Luckily no damaged fins, besides a teeny tiny tear in one of Tessa’s fins. 
×
×
  • Create New...