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Hey SKF

I think i will be getting a pair of yellow cherry shrimp and i was wondering if i could keep them in one of those clear breeder boxs with some moss and stuff so they cant mix with my red? Would this also work for crs for selective breeding?

sorry for all these questions

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Are you talking about the 2L sattelite boxes?

Regular boxes have pretty big gaps that shrimplets can fit through with ease. I think the sattelite boxes are harder to escape from. Also, why not get another nano for just your yellows? Cherrys and CRS have different ideal params so this might be better?

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yeah i ment the normal ones, is there anywere in aus that sells the satellite ones?

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also its fine if shrimplets can get out as long as the adults cant so they wont breed with the reds. Dont worry Loach there will be another tank:D

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yeah i ment the normal ones' date=' is there anywere in aus that sells the satellite ones?[/quote']

Well Dean used to sell them. Not sure if he still does. Otherwise, international ebay is your best bet.

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Try Nolan he has a few spare satellite boxes I think. Breeding Rcs and crs is absolutely possible in the boxes but space is very limited. I'd say it's better to move the ones you want to breed into a seperate tank! And yes they can escape. Even the big ones. Don't know how sometimes. They can climb out of the smallest of gaps

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They are fine for short term use but you are better off putting them in a dedicated tank if you don't want them to cross. I find that the internal floating ones develop water quality issues over time. The external ones that hang of the side of the tank are better as they use a air hose to circulate the water.

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I have 2 x Internal Breeder box, and 2 x Satellite box in my 126 lt tank, for selective breeding of cherries... The system I was is ......

Breeder Box 1 - adult Sunkist Cherries

Breeder Box 2 - adult Brown Cherries

Satellite Box 3 - adult Blue Cherries

Satellite Box. 4 - adult Blue Rilli

Main Tank - Red Rilli and A/S Grade CRS

All berried females are transferred into the main tank (heavily planted...), and returned to their breeding/satellite box after releasing her eggs.....all shrimplets remain in the main tank to grow and mature ! A lot more work shuffling the shrimps etc, but part of the fun/hobby... as I don't have the luxury of having more tanks...etc

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Hope this helps...

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I have use the large saterlite external breeding box to select breed crs/cbs before but the shrimps look always stress. I have even loss a few in it. The best way to select breed is to use the internal breeding box. Works great. I think cherries should be fine, they are tough as nail.

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Thanks for the input everyone!

Bluebolts that's what I was thinking of doing! Thanks for he inspiration and a beautiful tank.

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I have 2 x Internal Breeder box' date=' and 2 x Satellite box in my 126 lt tank, for selective breeding of cherries... The system I was is ......

Breeder Box 1 - adult Sunkist Cherries

Breeder Box 2 - adult Brown Cherries

Satellite Box 3 - adult Blue Cherries

Satellite Box. 4 - adult Blue Rilli

Main Tank - Red Rilli and A/S Grade CRS

All berried females are transferred into the main tank (heavily planted...), and returned to their breeding/satellite box after releasing her eggs.....all shrimplets remain in the main tank to grow and mature ! A lot more work shuffling the shrimps etc, but part of the fun/hobby... as I don't have the luxury of having more tanks...etc

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Hope this helps...

Did they breed fine and were happy in the tanks bluebolts?

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Yes, breeding of cherries with this system/setup is OK....my yellow's have a dedicated tank, and breeding/success rate is no doubt better....however, I got 6 chocolate cherries in a 2 lt satellite box, and had 2 berried within 2-3 weeks...the most exciting thing about it, is I got 3 varieties of diff colored cherries out of the chocs ! My blue rillis got berried in the inteRnal breeder box too, so it's ok, just need to ensure the flow rate/water turnover is reasonable.

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how did you achive resonable flow to the internal boxes?

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So Happy to see i'm not the only one to add lot of breeder box in one tank :congratulatory:

I have 2 x Internal Breeder box, and 2 x Satellite box in my 126 lt tank, for selective breeding of cherries... The system I was is ......Breeder Box 1 - adult Sunkist CherriesBreeder Box 2 - adult Brown CherriesSatellite Box 3 - adult Blue CherriesSatellite Box. 4 - adult Blue RilliMain Tank - Red Rilli and A/S Grade CRSAll berried females are transferred into the main tank (heavily planted...), and returned to their breeding/satellite box after releasing her eggs.....all shrimplets remain in the main tank to grow and mature ! A lot more work shuffling the shrimps etc, but part of the fun/hobby... as I don't have the luxury of having more tanks...etc[ATTACH=CONFIG]227[/ATTACH]Hope this helps...
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