Cherry Shrimp - How To Breed, What To Feed, And Everything You Need.

An up close look at the life of the Cherry Shrimp. You will see detailed footage of them molting or shedding, mating, feeding, and giving birth to their young. It is filled with detailed and accurate information about how to care for and breed dwarf shrimp in general, but with a particular emphasis on the Cherry Shrimp. There is lots of information, supported by video clips that I am sure will amaze even the most jaded dwarf shrimp enthusiast. This video took 6 months to film, and is probably the best Cherry Shrimp video out there ! Please give it a view and leave a comment on my youtube page telling me what you think.

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An up close look at the life of the Cherry Shrimp. You will see detailed footage of them molting or shedding, mating, feeding, and giving birth to their young. It is filled with detailed and accurate information about how to care for and breed dwarf shrimp in general, but with a particular emphasis on the Cherry Shrimp. There is lots of information, supported by video clips that I am sure will amaze even the most jaded dwarf shrimp enthusiast. This video took 6 months to film, and is probably the best Cherry Shrimp video out there ! Please give it a view and leave a comment on my youtube page telling me what you think.

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Mrs. Wiggles Wiggles
Mrs. Wiggles Wiggles - 2 years ago
This was by far the best video on Red Cherry shrimp I have ever seen. Excellent camera work. Wish I had a camera like that. I really appreciated the fact you didn't have crazy music in the background and it was just the right speed to read the words. Excellent. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed it.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Awesome, thank you for the positive feedback. Be sure to have a look at some of my other work.
Shudup
Shudup - 2 years ago
How many days u wait them to molt and breed?
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
They molt and then mate/breed about once per month, but everything depends on the temperature of the water.
Shudup
Shudup - 2 years ago
Nat Geo shoud hire you
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Yes they should !
António Vieira
António Vieira - 2 years ago
Excellent camera work!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you.
Phil Cuore
Phil Cuore - 2 years ago
other Youtuber should learn from your detail and muted sound ... Urs TRULY deliver what everyone googled ... no nonsense .. pure Information, i'll be watching your Nat Geo for many many more years Dave. Thanks for sharing. Its awesome !
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
You are very welcome, and thank you very much for checking out my video(s), and leaving such an awesome comment.
Tam T
Tam T - 2 years ago
This was such an awesome video! So informative, detailed and answered all the the 411 questions. The captures were amazing and love the pointing fingers/cue! The best video!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you very much. Be sure to check out some of my other work as well. All first rate stuff !!! :-)
Jesús Castro
Jesús Castro - 2 years ago
AWESOME! What a great video. Thank you for doing something as beautiful as this!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
You are welcome. . . And thank you for taking the time to watch it !
Staci Jimenez
Staci Jimenez - 2 years ago
This video is amazing, I normally don't like videos without voice over or sound, but despite this video having neither it is so informational I watched the whole thing.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Awesome. . . It is my opinion that audio detracts from the visual beauty of what I am trying to create in my videos. I am pleased that you like my work. Thank you.
Linda Navarro
Linda Navarro - 2 years ago
This video was so informative! I feel like I know so much about shrimp now, great video!!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you . . I am glad that I could help.

10. comment for Cherry Shrimp - How To Breed, What To Feed, And Everything You Need.

indapro
indapro - 2 years ago
what is this nat geo or something? dem u got mad skills dave
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you.
Lark Bird
Lark Bird - 2 years ago
absolutely MARVELOUS video quality. truly love the informational aspect. will be watching all your vids and sharing, as well. (new sub) i prefer the text vids.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you very much. I like the quiet focus on the imagery without the distraction of sound. Thanks for the sub. The Dave :-)
Ex-Muslim Libertarian Atheist
Ex-Muslim Libertarian Atheist - 2 years ago
One of my cherry shrimps were pregnant when I got it today. Didn't know it when I was at the store buying it. Just found out 20 minutes ago, so I started doing research and found this video.

It is in a 20 gallon plant tank full of neon tetras, a bristle nose pleco and a betta. The betta doesn't seem to bother them so far. There are lots of hiding spots. So I'm hoping everything goes well.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
The babies will certainly be a target for the neons and the betta. Lots of plants will help them survive.  Best of luck and thank you for watching my video.
John O'Connell
John O'Connell - 2 years ago
great video, thank you for your time and effort in making this!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
You are very welcome.
Gaina
Gaina - 2 years ago
This was beautiful to watch and completely fascinating, thank you!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
No problem. I am glad that you enjoyed it.
jack winter
jack winter - 2 years ago
that's some quality video man, great job!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you
Eric Miller
Eric Miller - 2 years ago
community
jl cogito
jl cogito - 2 years ago
Well put video. Very informative and I like it that it's not noisy like some others. It fully focus on the topic. I am debating wether to have a shrimp since I never cared for one before. I keep a lot of pets but not shrimp so seeing this video will surely make me think about it.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you .  You should try the cherry shrimp. They are pretty easy to raise.
Denise Girmer
Denise Girmer - 2 years ago
Truly AWESOME VIDEO!! Ty!!
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Thank you. . .  THE DAVE :-)
Beast _ Gago
Beast _ Gago - 2 years ago
My shrimp eggs are black is that normal
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
I've never seen black eggs on a cherry shrimp . . . They do darken up a bit as the baby shrimp gets closer to hatching.  Maybe that is what you mean, but solid black . . No, that seems strange.

20. comment for Cherry Shrimp - How To Breed, What To Feed, And Everything You Need.

allen lawrence
allen lawrence - 2 years ago
hi im new to keeping shrimp although have had fish for many years, i must say your video is one of the best ive seen, very informative thanks for sharing your knowledge
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
You are welcome. . . Congratulations on your new adventure. It's a great hobby.
fatboymig1
fatboymig1 - 2 years ago
Thank you for the video. Great detail and information.
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
You are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to watch it.
Arne Draws
Arne Draws - 3 years ago
Do u need a filter in a shrimp tank
Arne Draws
Arne Draws - 2 years ago
Thank u
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
Yes, it would be best to have a filter, and sponge filters are the ideal filter for a shrimp tank.
EddValbu
EddValbu - 3 years ago
your videos are THE BEST!!!! amazing quality and info! I got a question tho, do you remove the parents from the tank later? will they eat their brood?
The Dave
The Dave - 2 years ago
No, the parents will not harm their offspring. Thanks for checking out my video.
Bullpup92
Bullpup92 - 3 years ago
No, they won't.
Logan Lab
Logan Lab - 3 years ago
I truly appreciate the lack of music
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . . . many people do !
Phoebe J
Phoebe J - 3 years ago
Your videos are so informational and would be incredibly useful for classes! Marine Bio would have been incredible if we could have seen footage like this tracking the life cycle of shrimp! Keep it up!!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for the wonderful comments. They are very much appreciated.
Takun Hernandez
Takun Hernandez - 3 years ago
Beautifully done!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you !
Elizabeth Pomeroy
Elizabeth Pomeroy - 3 years ago
I keep/breed cherry shrimp and, although try very hard to get good photos, they are nothing compared to this. You have captured amazing footage of these - well done. Its lovely to see close up our little popular hobby shrimp, thank you for sharing. :D
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome, and thank you for taking the time to watch one of my videos.
nick sofroniou
nick sofroniou - 3 years ago
Amazing Video & very helpful, I bought 6 Cherry shrimps yesterday and with the information from your video I've learned alot. Thank you!!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome, they are great shrimp, enjoy them.
T L
T L - 3 years ago
Beautiful!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
thank you !

30. comment for Cherry Shrimp - How To Breed, What To Feed, And Everything You Need.

Movies Entertainment
Movies Entertainment - 3 years ago
Thank you for this information. But there should be some ambient music in background.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for watching the video. More great stuff coming soon !
El Dal-Cl
El Dal-Cl - 3 years ago
This is a fascinating video- just beautiful. Thank you!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome . .  thanks for watching it !
Fabricio Lunardi
Fabricio Lunardi - 3 years ago
Congratulations!!! Amazing video, very important information was shared here. Please, make more interesting videos.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. I will continue to do my best.
Justin Dalida
Justin Dalida - 3 years ago
I was imagining the discovery channel's planet earth narrator with a monotone voice narrate this video :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Hopefully, the discovery channel will be calling me soon !!! :)
Heather Silverio
Heather Silverio - 3 years ago
You make incredible HD videos. So detailed with information. Love LOVE them ❤
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you very much. . .  I am working on new ones everyday, but they take a great deal of time. :)
MrEverest Lee
MrEverest Lee - 3 years ago
No music?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
No music  . . sorry.
Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
Ohhh i got it now! So obvious i didnt even noticed lol those cords attached to the babies should work the same way ours does when we get a baby too and she has like 10 or so at once feedind off her so... she has to eat 10 times more!?
Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
wow wasnt expecting it to be like that the same as with chicks :O
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
The cords only hold the eggs under the tail. It is not like an umbilical cord.  All of the babies nutrition during development comes from the egg yolk.
Petro Gonzalo
Petro Gonzalo - 3 years ago
Great, great video!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you.
Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
this video is amazing you deserve more subs could you make one for blue dream or how to breed them to get diferent colours sometime?
Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
I see... just tought it would be fun to do something like that but yh i agree with you. Looking forward to the might happen blue shrimp video :D
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I have some blue dream shrimp that I hope to film soon. Getting different colors requires strict selective breeding, and it takes a very long time.  It's much easier to buy the color you like and just try to improve upon it rather than start from scratch !
PLEASANTGIFFT
PLEASANTGIFFT - 3 years ago
It really was a pleasure watching your video - when I study my Shrimps inside my tank - I do not speak to myself - it entirely thoughts. It was concise and I was totally focus, and it was not rushed giving me time to take it all in - wonderfully done keep doing this and I'll be subscribing
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
O.K. I will,  I put a great deal of effort into making sure the video quality is excellent and that the information is accurate. I have many more videos for you viewing pleasure. Thanks for watching my video!
James Chen
James Chen - 3 years ago
Beautiful video sir. Just got my first RCS today, and your video just made me love them even more. I'm doubly glad I got the tank up and planted for a month so there is plenty of biofilm for them!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Nice work. .  Best of luck to you with your new shrimp !
Fiona FitzGerald
Fiona FitzGerald - 3 years ago
What a truly excellent video! So interesting and informative! The photography and information were amazing, thank you for providing this for all to see, it would make a good documentary!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for watching my video. Stay tuned for more !
kvaquafarm
kvaquafarm - 3 years ago
Great video..thanks for the information.subscribed
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
excellent, thank you, it's always nice to gain a new fan of my work !
Geórgia Manfroi
Geórgia Manfroi - 3 years ago
Can we touch them or let them "walk" on our hands? Can they stay out of water during a really short time? Love the video xoxo
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Perfect answer / very informative and accurate.  Thank you for your thoughtful response to his question.
Ruthrakoti Dharmalingam
Ruthrakoti Dharmalingam - 3 years ago
Fish For Thought ok
Fish For Thought
Fish For Thought - 3 years ago
Hey, to give a more comprehensive answer, yes and no. No you absolutely cannot have them out of the water, but yes you can dip your finger in and over time they'll come over and eat the dead skin cells off your finger. But you have to run your finger through tap water for a while and make sure no grease or soap is on it beforehand. Hope that helps a bit more than a simple "no" from some of these other answers.
Geórgia Manfroi
Geórgia Manfroi - 3 years ago
LazyCocoa :( awn Ok thanks
Geórgia Manfroi
Geórgia Manfroi - 3 years ago
LazyCocoa :( awn Ok thanks
LazyCocoa
LazyCocoa - 3 years ago
That's kinda like asking if you can pet your fish.
Ruthrakoti Dharmalingam
Ruthrakoti Dharmalingam - 3 years ago
Geórgia Manfroi no
Kb sbhva
Kb sbhva - 3 years ago
This is one of the best great quality and careful patient work. I am starting to rear RCS and hope to row them well.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you.
RapIsLife09
RapIsLife09 - 3 years ago
Excellent video.  Thank you so much for your time and hard work.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
you are very welcome ! It took 6 months to make !
Kara Doles
Kara Doles - 3 years ago
joining the chorus of praise. such an amazing video. well done.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
cool, thanks for chiming in ! I appreciate your input.
Bona Chang
Bona Chang - 3 years ago
Thank you for the informative video! Really beautiful shots! Just wondering, how do you feed the baby shrimp and what do you feed them?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome. I am happy to help.
Bona Chang
Bona Chang - 3 years ago
Thank you so much!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Biofilm found naturally in the tank.  There are specially made foods just for babies, it resembles a very fine powder.
gopsln
gopsln - 3 years ago
Very good video & presentation. Excellent details.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you :)
Grace Harper
Grace Harper - 3 years ago
This is an absolutely incredible video. the photography quality is stunning, as is the behaviors captured. Fantastic information provided. New favorite shrimp video!!!!
Grace Harper
Grace Harper - 3 years ago
You're welcome!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Don't forget to subscribe !
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Awesome . .  Thank you sooo much !

50. comment for Cherry Shrimp - How To Breed, What To Feed, And Everything You Need.

Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
amazing video great quality too but i was left with one question... the biggest one... what u do when u just got too many shrimp living in your tank?
Sofia Cortes
Sofia Cortes - 3 years ago
Thats amazing! :D
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I sell them to the local petstore and they give me new fish, or food, or whatever I need.  I breed everything and it helps me pay for my hobby. 18 fish tanks !!!!!
Ann Chapman
Ann Chapman - 3 years ago
After watching your incredibly detailed video, I feel so much more educated about red cherry shrimp. I've had them in my aquarium for years, along with some peaceful community fish, and now I feel I know them better. I looked at the comments to see if anybody could say what the tiny creatures were that populated the molt. Did you ever find out? I wonder if you could tell me the safest type of filter for the babies? I keep finding babies in my hang on back filter, even though I use a prefilter. I have a 10 gallon tank I'd like to set up but I feel I need a better filter for a dedicated shrimp tank. I want to use Eco Complete and lots of plants and rocks, as I always have in my other tanks, but I'm not sure about the safest filter. I want all my babies to live. Could you give me some advice? Thanks again for your great photography!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Sponge filters are the ideal shrimp filters. I use them for everything. They are inexpensive, never need replacing, and the shrimp feed off of the things that collect on them too.  VERY HIGHLY recommended ! Sponge filters are a must if you are breeding shrimp. Yes, someone did respond to my question about the tiny creatures that I discovered. They are called Apostomate ciliates and they quite common in marine crustaceans. They feed off of the exuvial material in the shell !  It leads me to believe that removing the molts from the tank may be a good idea !  ???
Jasleen Bansal
Jasleen Bansal - 3 years ago
The title rhymes
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, it does. . .
Rob Omaha
Rob Omaha - 3 years ago
Incredible video and videography ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks for all the time you put into this.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome, I love what I do. I only wish I had more time !!!
Mick Murray
Mick Murray - 3 years ago
Great video
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching
David Niquot
David Niquot - 3 years ago
Your videos are really nicely done and very informative, thanks for making them available.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome thank you for watching them.  New ones coming soon. . . They take a lot of time . . .
Water CrayFish
Water CrayFish - 3 years ago
This is a top notch information video. Please do a voice over on this video it deserves it.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I've put out several requests to Morgan Freeman and David Attenborough,  but they wont return my calls !!!
Soumyojit Bose
Soumyojit Bose - 3 years ago
It was very good. But voice modulation would have better. Give a pat on your back.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you . .  pat pat pat
TheAnonymouse
TheAnonymouse - 3 years ago
Can anybody tell me if I can get away with keeping these shrimp fed with only algae or some other plant?
TheAnonymouse
TheAnonymouse - 3 years ago
That seems true. I put a java fern in there too. They still seem to like pellets and so forth, but they don't generally seem too hungry. Anyways I'm not obsessed with trying to make them work-free anymore. It's fun to throw some food in there and see what they do!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
If you have enough plats in there they will need very little help from you, but you do have too keep the water clean.  Try algae wafers.
TheAnonymouse
TheAnonymouse - 3 years ago
Update: I put a plant in there and they spend probably 95% of their time eating it/off of it. I put their pellets in there and I regret it because they won't eat it. At least not that much of it. They seem to really prefer the plant. So maybe I don't really have to take care of them.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, probably.  Put driftwood and live plants in the tank.
Mark Andre Yapching
Mark Andre Yapching - 3 years ago
Another great video from you my friend. I just started taking care of a pair of breeder cherry shrimp, and this video is very helpful. If you can add music next time though :D
Manuel A. Lopez
Manuel A. Lopez - 3 years ago
Awesome. An incredible job. Congratulations
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . .
PassNoJudgement
PassNoJudgement - 3 years ago
Your videography is amazing. What equipment are you using and what about your lens spec's? Thanks for such an informative video.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I used a Panasonic handicam /  upgrading it soon.  . . . I'm not home right now, so I am unsure about the lense specs.  Thanks for watching my video and leaving a comment.
Simply Shrimps
Simply Shrimps - 3 years ago
Great video! Very informative =)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
Subbed!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
This was really cool!! But where is the audio? I really liked the shots and information, but hard for me to follow with no narrative or audio.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
There is no audio, some people like it that way, some don't. It's easier for me this way. Thanks for watching my video and subscribing.
Chris Adams
Chris Adams - 3 years ago
Thank You very much for this video, and all the information you provided.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
My pleasure !
arheru
arheru - 3 years ago
Stunning video! I have recently become more and more fascinated with shrimp, working as a nature guide on the Baltic sea coast. I learned a lot, and have an even greater respect for these animals now. Hats off to you!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . . A nature guide on the Baltic sea coast ! I'm jealous.  I love nature and the sea !
cal li
cal li - 3 years ago
great informative, learned much more from this video vs numerous others I've gone through combined. Which camera did you use to film? videography is great!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching my video and leaving a comment. I used a Panasonic handicam . . . . Currently seeking to upgrade !
WannabeErasmus
WannabeErasmus - 3 years ago
Phenomenal video, and the video quality even after Youtube compression is incredible. Your work is very, very appreciated- this was striking on my new 4k TV and very educational. Is there any chance you'd be willing to send me the original uncompressed video you'd uploaded to Youtube? I would love to show it to fellow enthusiasts in its full glory.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for the kind words, but I would like to retain the original uncompressed footage for myself.
ranjith Royce
ranjith Royce - 3 years ago
y all my cherry shrimps started to flot on water surface...
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Are they going after food, they will do that occasionally.
Christopher Birung
Christopher Birung - 3 years ago
Thank for the patience in coming up with this kind of video! :-) God bless!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, I love what I do.
_M A_
_M A_ - 3 years ago
Dang.
Im on 480p yet its so HD :D
Alexander Hughes
Alexander Hughes - 3 years ago
hey the dave this is the best care video i have found for cherry shrimp. i am wondering what is the substrate used at 14:15 thank you
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Hi, thank you for watching my video and commenting. As far as the substrate goes, It's just black aquarium sand that I picked up at Petco. . . .  nothing fancy.
Alyssa Loyet
Alyssa Loyet - 3 years ago
Great video and very informative. I loved the close ups you did with the birth, molting, and back legs.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you . . . I am happy that you enjoy my work.
BoingBB
BoingBB - 3 years ago
Amazing camerawork! I learned so much watching this video and I'm now going to set up a shrimp tank. I have kept them before but it was a while ago and I had forgotten how much I used to enjoy watching them! Thanks for posting this video :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome. Good luck with your new shrimp tank. :)
muura karoliina
muura karoliina - 3 years ago
I love your videos! So informative, but the narration is also very whimsical, like in a storybook... "Happy Birthday" made me so delighted. The lack of sound is my favourite thing, I can concentrate so well on what is going on ... thank you!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome.  I love your comment . . .  Some people prefer audio, reading text is too much work I guess :)  However, I'm with you, I think that the lack of sound focuses your attention on the cinematography.  Thank you for your time. . . .
Betty Lee
Betty Lee - 3 years ago
Hi Dave. I'm a little late in finding you, but Im so glad I did. What a Wonderful video on Cherry Shrimp!  Thanks!   :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Better late than never, I'm glad that you found me too !
Philip Bengtson
Philip Bengtson - 3 years ago
Excellent presentation and finally great photography
Just plain informative
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . .  stay tuned for more quality videos.
Nerd Herd Productions
Nerd Herd Productions - 3 years ago
Sound machine
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
No need for sound. . .  puts more focus on the images !
Fish Aquatics
Fish Aquatics - 3 years ago
so what do u feed them?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Flake food, algae wafers, and Hikari Shrimp Cuisine.  They are not very picky.
Bibin augustin
Bibin augustin - 3 years ago
great informative video
canonicallydead
canonicallydead - 3 years ago
casually accidentally culls all the male shrimp
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yeah, you've got to be able to tell them apart using features other than just their color.
munchichi8
munchichi8 - 3 years ago
I wonder what these taste like?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I prefer mangoes. . .
munchichi8
munchichi8 - 3 years ago
Yes I have eaten ghost shrimp RAW! It taste like slimy meat with barely any taste. Sweet almost......
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I was talking about Dechlorinator. . .  not chlorine, dechlorinator uses toxic chemicals to remove chlorine.  Not good for you . . . or me.  You've eaten ghost shrimp ?
munchichi8
munchichi8 - 3 years ago
Why do you say they taste like chlorine? They look like ghost shrimp and ghost shrimp doesn't taste bad.........
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Like dechlorinator I imagine.  LOL, . . . it wouldn't be safe to eat them, even if they were large enough !
hash shaffiq
hash shaffiq - 3 years ago
I believe that little things in your shrimps sheds are ostracod
rami Romi
rami Romi - 3 years ago
Thanks brother
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
you are welcome
o
o - 3 years ago
Very good video I have Been searching for information about those little shrimps, thank you so much! Mine wont get pregnant though :( Just one question! Do you know anything about the Macrobrachium shrimp? I have one and I really Wanna Find out its gender and wonder If it would eat My baby shrimp... it eats My fishes When they die anyways.. thanks!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Hello, thank you for watching my video. Are you certain that you have both males and female cherry shrimp ? I know very little about the Macrobrachium shrimp because I've never kept them.
William Whitmore
William Whitmore - 3 years ago
This video is so good, Thank you for sharing, very enjoyable and informative
The best video on Cherry shrimp I have ever seen Thanks again......William
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. .  I am glad that you enjoy my work.
tri morey
tri morey - 3 years ago
You are officially my second favorite shrimp youtuber online... and I am unbelievably picky. O'Leary and college lecturers tie for first. Absolutely fantastic and so far no one beats your video quality, so it is a VERY close second. A longer video including breeding and genetics would have put you over the top, but that is only a personal preference and interest, so I really can't fault a fella for that. Also, I have Autism and ADHD and I REALLY appreciate that your videos come without added noise so we can just concentrate on the info and video unimpeded by the distraction of sound.
Aubrey Franklin
Aubrey Franklin - 2 years ago
I agree, the video is incredibly detailed visually making it wonderful all on it's own. Music is a highly personal preference, so it was a very uniquely wise and refreshing choice to stick solely to the topic everyone who clicked enjoys. Those tiny mystery bugs infesting the empty shell are driving me nuts though, what the heck are they!?
Sophia Tellman
Sophia Tellman - 3 years ago
This is the video resolution and information accuracy that I love seeing, especially as a marine science major.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you very much. . .  I love science and the ocean as well. I grew up snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean. I miss it very much !
Cameron Ulloa
Cameron Ulloa - 3 years ago
amazing vid
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you.
Allison Holly
Allison Holly - 3 years ago
Great video! Excellent footage. I, just the other day, watched the "saddle" turn into fertilized eggs, in my own shrimp. Very cool. Interesting little creatures
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, they really are cool little creatures !! Thanks for watching the video. . ..
Kim Arre
Kim Arre - 3 years ago
Amazing video! The clarity of the images was unreal. Fantastic job, I learned a lot!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, I am glad that you enjoy my work.  Happy to help.
Timothy Franceschi
Timothy Franceschi - 3 years ago
Wow!! Excellent!!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you !
Gab Houghton
Gab Houghton - 3 years ago
Superb video, especially of those bizarre parasites
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, they were quite a shock when I first found them !
lilchichiboo
lilchichiboo - 3 years ago
Wow such a beautiful and informative video great job, definitely has helped me as I've been considering starting a cherry shrimp aquarium myself, this has been very helpful thanks for making such a great video. I did have one question, would the cherry shrimp be safe if you wanted to have other shrimp in the same aquarium, like for example blue velvet shrimp or some of those shrimp you referred to that were other colors but were still cherry shrimp?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome.
lilchichiboo
lilchichiboo - 3 years ago
Yes, that does help, thank you so much for replying.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, they would be safe, but they are all the same species, so the blues and the reds would cross-breed and eventually all of your shrimp would look kind of plain and boring ( like a wild-type shrimp). So, it would be better to keep them apart. However, You could combine Neocaridina species ( cherry shrimp) with Caridina shrimp ( crystal red , or bee shrimp ) because they are a different genus of shrimp. As long as the water parameters are similar, they'll be ok.I hope this helps.
Super Nan
Super Nan - 3 years ago
men....I so much love your video.... very clear... and specially the way you explain details..... Im breeding different kinds of shrimps now....and this video helps me so much.... specially the way of feeding them...thank you man.... love it... ^___^
Super Nan
Super Nan - 3 years ago
yep...I did bro...want to see .more on .ur update videos...^____^
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you ! I hope you have subscribed to my channel ;)
Super Nan
Super Nan - 3 years ago
thank you again....im fun of browsing some videos here about planted tanks .fish and shrimps..just to get more good info...n breeding.....great work you did n this shrimps... :) ....
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome. Thank you for taking the time to watch it !
N Endibus
N Endibus - 3 years ago
Thanks for the awesome video. One Question: My older Sakura shrimp have a white dorsal stripe. What is this?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
It's perfectly normal some Cherry shrimp have it, some don't.  Many people like it. Several of mine have the same stripe.
vasogoma
vasogoma - 3 years ago
This video is perfect, totally solved all my doubts :) thank you so much!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome. . .  Happy to help.
RodBendingTechnology
RodBendingTechnology - 3 years ago
this is some nat geo quality right here
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you !
pedro diaz
pedro diaz - 3 years ago
Great video, thank you. I have two berried females in my 10 gal and this is great to see for learning.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I am glad that my video helped you learn more about these wonderful animals.

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Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen - 3 years ago
Very good quality video. How could you tell when a shrimp was about to molt or one was about to hatch?
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen - 3 years ago
Haha wow I want to witness something like that too!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
HI Sarah, thank you for watching my video.  You can tell when a shrimp is about to molt because they stop their constant feeding and picking at things with their claws.  They sit quite still and move / wave their swimmeretes around quite quickly, even though they are not swimming. Both of these behaviors are unusual.  As far as the eggs hatching, it's really hard to tell.  You see one baby already hatched in the tank and then you watch the female for hours hoping to get lucky !
Perth Photography
Perth Photography - 3 years ago
good job keep up the good work!!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . . I will !
Mark
Mark - 3 years ago
Beautifully taken video! Excellent work.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you Mark. Cheers !
RICHARD PULMAN
RICHARD PULMAN - 3 years ago
best video iv'e seen on these wonderful animals, learnt a lot in a short period
its now time to expand my tribe
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, it took forever to make ! I learned a lot too just observing them !
frogpillstuff
frogpillstuff - 3 years ago
I've been watching videos on shrimp, gathering information before I get some. Your video is by far the most informative I've watched. The close-up work is superb! The only thing I could criticise would be the lack of a tank setup section but that's a very minor thing. Easily the best cherry shrimp video I've watched. Thanks for your efforts.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome, and thank you for the wonderful comments.  Get these shrimp they are wonderful and pretty easy to keep.
Pis Sangz
Pis Sangz - 3 years ago
simple but perfect video from u bro..thumb up..like & susb
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you very much ! I appreciate the love !
RA-RA Productions
RA-RA Productions - 3 years ago
very good video, really enjoyed it.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Excellent, thanks for watching it.
Edmund Squid
Edmund Squid - 3 years ago
I have a 20 gallon tall tank. It will have live plants, a school of tetras and a few other fish. Just wondering if I need a separate breeder tank or if I can just let them be in the 20 gal. tank with the rest of the critters.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Shrimp are best kept in a shrimp only tank.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
It depends on the fish species in the tank.  It is best to start with a densely planted tank and just shrimp.  Let them get established, breeding like crazy, then add small non-predatory fish.  Endlers worked for me. It's the baby shrimp that are really in danger.
Nigel Aquascaping
Nigel Aquascaping - 3 years ago
Very detailed video man ;) Good job!!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you
i Digit
i Digit - 3 years ago
Hello, I have been looking for information like you display so brilliantly in your video for quite some time now. The photography is outstanding and the information concise and relevant. I congratulate you on an exemplary video. Certainly a "must see" video for any aspiring and confirmed shrimp keeper. Bravo.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for your support. I am happy to help
Sahadi420
Sahadi420 - 3 years ago
So, no Cory Cats with the cherry shrimp??

Awesome video...........learned more here then everywhere else, combined.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Correction /  it's a Panasonic handicam !
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I used a sony handicam, but I hope to upgrade soon. Thank you for watching my video.
Faire Yang
Faire Yang - 3 years ago
The Dave what camera is this? Quality is amazing and you can zoom in like crazy!!!
Nicolai Christensen
Nicolai Christensen - 3 years ago
I have seen it, and i have send you a little letter :)
Nicolai Christensen
Nicolai Christensen - 3 years ago
I will love to see it, and i wil coment on it as well :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, I appreciate your input. Please watch my video about the Strange and Beautiful Mystery Snail.  That one uses a voice to read the script. Please let me know what you think of my voice.  Some people find it to be creepy !  Thank you for your comments.
Nicolai Christensen
Nicolai Christensen - 3 years ago
I agree 100%, the one thing you could do to make the video even better, is if you read the script out loud.

The fotage and the detale is fantastic, and the info is realy great. But i (perhaps because i'm not the best reader) have a hard time keeping focus on a video with so much reading. The optimal for one like me, is if you keep the video as it is, but you just read the text :)

Great job
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you . . . comments like yours make all of the effort that goes into creating something like this well worth it.. Thanks for watching !
Pio Linhares
Pio Linhares - 3 years ago
What a commendable effort in taking time to make this and share it with us. Thankyou so much Dave.! You need more views so Ill link it on my FB page.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for your support.
Shrimp Society
Shrimp Society - 3 years ago
Would you mind if I share this?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
A few more views and subscribers are always a nice reward for my efforts.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You can post a link to the video if you like.
Drew
Drew - 3 years ago
no sound??
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome !
Drew
Drew - 3 years ago
I don't have time to watch now but I can check it out later. Even if you don't like narrating them I'd at least add some relaxing music so it doesn't feel so dead! Thanks for responding
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
No there is no sound, it helps to focus the viewer's attention on the images. Plus, a few people have said that my voice sounds creepy ! Watch my mystery snail video, I narrate it. Is my voice creepy ?
mayur more
mayur more - 3 years ago
Beautiful!!! The Dave. The most beautiful video on shrimps i have ever seen. I have a shrimp tank from past 4 years. But never watched it so closely. Thank your for the detailed video.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome, and thank you for taking the time to watch it.
Wong Tai Ngo
Wong Tai Ngo - 3 years ago
Thanks for this great video. I've confidence to start my cherry shrimp aquarium now.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
It's a great hobby. . . Go for it !
Roger Nevez
Roger Nevez - 3 years ago
7:45 "pH 6.0-8.0 | KH 1-10 | GH 4-14 | TDS 80-250"
Is it really necessary to pay attention to KH, GH and TDS?

+1 upvoted (very helpful vid)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
It's really not necessary, but I try to be thorough.  Cherry shrimp are actually pretty tolerant of many different water parameters / hardness levels.  It's really only an issue if they have troubles when shedding.
Damien Hume
Damien Hume - 3 years ago
Great video, great pictures and thank you bud. Very interesting...
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Not a problem . .  Everyone seems to really like it !
James Miller
James Miller - 3 years ago
10:21 Is this shrimp chilling out of the water? can they do that? also is it possible to have vampire crabs living on a land section in the same tank since the crabs will be on land and the shrimp in the water or is there some sort of biological disease that could spread
James Miller
James Miller - 3 years ago
Ser Gio yea there isn't enough water anyway its more of a shallow pool
Ser Gio
Ser Gio - 3 years ago
The crabs will eat your shrimp. Bad combo.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Cherry shrimp do not chill out of the water, however they will climb out of the tank if conditions are not to their liking. As to your other question, there is always the possibility of a disease spreading from one crustacean to another, but I don't know much about vampire crabs.
N Endibus
N Endibus - 3 years ago
Fantastic and exciting video. Now I understand my shrimp much better. Thanks
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You're welcome. . .  thanks for watching my video.
jose solano
jose solano - 3 years ago
This video is amazing!! Great job and I learned so much! Thank you and please keep making more awesome videos!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome, I am glad that you enjoyed the video.   Remember to subscribe for updates on my latest work.
Joseph Huang
Joseph Huang - 3 years ago
Lovely video. Please make one on Crystals and on shrimp diseases. Thanks
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I do plan to make one on crystals in the near future. Shrimp diseases / probably not. . .
Brett Pretorius
Brett Pretorius - 3 years ago
Great video Thanks... Very helpful and fantastic photography. Good info for both old and new to the hobby loved it. As many others I can’t wait for your next one, thanks again.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to watch my video !  More quality work coming soon !
evilsonic9999
evilsonic9999 - 3 years ago
did you get a chance to take a video while they are mating?

Nevermind.. i just saw it lol... 14:13
Neil Munro
Neil Munro - 3 years ago
Wonderful video. Really hope you make more. The only thing to improve it IMO would be a voiceover. Thank you.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Some people find my " narrator voice " to be creepy. Thanks for watching.
Tony Bridges
Tony Bridges - 3 years ago
Stunning Quality. Great points of interest . Just coming into the hobby so will be lapping up anything else you post.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Excellent . .  thanks for watching my video, and welcome to a great hobby.
June V
June V - 3 years ago
This video quality is insane!! Awesome macro shots. Just subbed!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . .
alexst3333
alexst3333 - 3 years ago
great job!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching and leaving a comment !
Catfish Cave
Catfish Cave - 3 years ago
This is the best shrimp video I've ever seen - I hope National Geographic sees your photography - WOW! Looking forward to watching your other videos - very informative! I will be sharing this with all my fishy friends and nature lovers.
Travis G
Travis G - 3 years ago
Catfish Cave ditto what he said! Award winning videography
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to watch the video, commenting and sharing. It really helps me move forward and work hard to produce the best material that I can. . .
JDT0923
JDT0923 - 3 years ago
Thanks so much for this. I'm new to shrimp keeping and this helped me so much.i bought some yesterday and I didn't know One of my shrimps actually have eggs and they already have eyes on them.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Cool, good luck with your new shrimp, and thanks for watching !
JDT0923
JDT0923 - 3 years ago
Great Video by the way.
finalout99
finalout99 - 3 years ago
I have to agree. This is THE best video on RCP on YouTube. Thank you for your time and dedication in making it.

Quick question. My berried shrimp keep "aborting" their eggs. Do you have an opinion on, say, two or three reasons why my RCS are doing this? Mind you the colony was transplanted to a dedicated 10 gallon planted tank. The colony was producing well in a community tank. Now it's stagnant? Water perameters are relatively the same. The only difference is a change from a gravel substrate to an inert sand substrate and water temp from 77° to 72°? I'm at a loss. Any help is appreciated.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Young females will occasionally shed their eggs when stressed.  Even, mature females will shed their eggs if they are very stressed.  So, some form of stress would be my first guess.  It may also be a change in water parameters when you transplanted the colony. So, it could be a change in pH, water hardness ( kh / gh ), etc. This is really just another form of stress. Is it possible that they are crowded ?    I would look for stressors.  Another possibility is that the eggs were not fertilized. The ladies will do better when they settle down. They might just need some time to adjust.  I hope this helps.
Tasos More
Tasos More - 3 years ago
I appreciate this amazing video you shared with us! Keep the good work.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching ! Cheers. .
McMerwe Farms
McMerwe Farms - 3 years ago
nice video. Helped me make some great content!
Allyson Chains
Allyson Chains - 3 years ago
Theory On Molt Bugs:
Either rotifers or copepods. Both beneficial, compost waste & are invertebrates benefiting from eating the molt. They are already in your substrate & scoot inside during molting. I studied my shrimp molts & do not have them but keep a culture of both in other containers. I study them under a microscope. Rotifers stay under 0.5mm and copepods under 1mm. The size, movement and behavior seems right. I may add my culture back to the tank because the molts take too long to break down; however, copepods eat rotifers:)
Love this video!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
My shrimp seem healthy, so these creatures may in fact be beneficial or at least harmless. It's awesome that you're looking at them with a microscope. Thanks for your input.
Shelley G.
Shelley G. - 3 years ago
Fantastic video on the life cycle of the shrimps. The footage is amazing. I cannot wait to start my own shrimp tank
Skye
Skye - 3 years ago
Wow beautiful footage and really informative!! great job!
Vicky Straughan
Vicky Straughan - 3 years ago
Very informative video for a newbie to shrimp, love the close ups
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
THE DAVE!! My gosh, this video is incredible. It must have taken you forever to do and was probably a lot of fun. Thank you so much for doing it. Do you know or know of Rachel O'Leary? She is another gifted fish keeper and has a youtube page of her own. I'm glad Kaitlyn Lowder posted the information on those parasites, very informative. It's easy to see now why it's important to remove the molt instead of leaving it in the tank. Look for Rachal O'Leary. You guys need to know each other!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
HI Tracy, sorry it took a while to respond.  The world is treating me well, spending lots of time filming. I wish I had more time to devote to the videos though.  Silly full time job . . .
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
Hello, The Dave! How's the world treating you?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome Tracy, It's nice to have a new fan !
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
THANK YOU, THE DAVE! It helped a lot. There's plenty of hiding places so I think I'm just seeing the signs leading up to the Main Event. They've molted several times and the behavior has been consistent so I think everybody's fine. Keep up the great work, Dave and thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, their behavior does change. The main sign with the Cherries is the movement of the pleopods ( swimmerets) .  Normally, they only wave them when swimming or when they have eggs. They also stop picking at everything with their claws and they look for a place to hide.  If your shrimp are molting normally, then there is no need to add anything to the tank.  Just be sure to provide a place for them to hide when they molt. A lack of a good hiding place may be the cause the Amano's stress. However, Molting is very stressful, so it's perfectly normal for them to show some discomfort.  I hope this helps.
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
That's what I'm trying to ask. How many days before they molt does their behavior start to change? One of my Amano shrimp started acting like he was about to molt but it took a few days for the molt to actually happen. He seemed to be very uncomfortable, almost frantic at times. Is there an additive or something that I should be doing to help them? Thanks again, Dave. I haven't stopped talking about this video for a week!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I can tell when a shrimp is about to molt by their behavior an hour or so before they actually do it. They stop feeding and rooting around. They sit still and wave their swimmerets.
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
The Dave i didn't ask the question very well. No worries!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You can see how long it takes in the video. It's done in seconds. . .
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 3 years ago
Hey, guy.....I only know Rachel from watching her videos but I did try to send her a link to this video. Lol I'm not the greatest at this stuff but I do know greatness when I see it and you sir are one gifted filmmaker. Here's a question about Amano shrimp and I quess shrimp in general......from start to finish how long does it take one to molt? Can it be as long as a couple of days or more like a couple of hours? Thanks again, Dave, I am a fan!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. Making it was both fun and tedious.  Yes, I have heard of Rachel O'Leary. I wonder if she's ever seen one of my videos ?  And yes, Kaitlyn Lowder 's information was very valuable. Now, it does seem as if removing the shrimp's freshly molted shells might be of some benefit in combatting those little protozoans !!!  :)
Allyson Chains
Allyson Chains - 3 years ago
Absolutely Awesome!
Thank you
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You're welcome, glad you liked it !
laattardo
laattardo - 3 years ago
thank you so very much for this video. I just recently got an assortment of neos and this is the first time I've had them. I am happy to say that I have berried females already. This video has given me a much better understanding of how they develop! Thanks again!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I am glad that you enjoyed the video, and congratulations on your new shrimp family.
Fresh Impact Co.
Fresh Impact Co. - 3 years ago
That was a fantastic video, I have cherry shrimp in my pond I never would dream of seeing this happen lol and the babies are super cute :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Stay tuned for more awesomeness soon !
Ezequias Sanabria
Ezequias Sanabria - 3 years ago
I bought a colony of cherry shrimp this past weekend. I'm glad i came across your video. Extremely informative and pretty much answered all my questions. Great video.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, I am glad that my video was helpful.
Robi Dawn
Robi Dawn - 3 years ago
is there anything that can be used in the tank to support the molting phase some of my shrimp seem to be stuck in there skeletons like half broken out and died
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Failed molts can sometimes be a result of improper water parameters (general hardness, and carbonate hardness ). Some people add cuttlebone to the tank in order to provide more calcium to the shrimp.  However, as shrimp get older, molts can sometimes fail for no reason other than old age. Molting is very stressful !
Mason's carnivorous plants.
Mason's carnivorous plants. - 3 years ago
Bladder snails are awesome, my tank was full of algae and i got ten from a pond, put em in my tank and in 3 weeks the snails ate all the algae. And they didnt touch a single plant. Not to mention they are similar to ramshorns.
Mijat Stanojević
Mijat Stanojević - 3 years ago
I like the video is really beautifull...I've got a question...can I use a plastic plants in my aquarium and what I need for air in aquarium or maybe I don't need nothing...?Please help me.. :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You may have a male and a female.
Mijat Stanojević
Mijat Stanojević - 3 years ago
The Dave One Shrimp have more fat tail and is more fat but anotherone is smoller and the tail is skiny
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
It's fine to have only 2 shrimp in the tank, male and female would be good if you want babies.  Keep the water clean, and make changes slowly.
Mijat Stanojević
Mijat Stanojević - 3 years ago
I have tomorrow to buy but I wan't only two if is OK...In my aquarium I have and plastic and live plants..I have little stones in so many colors and this stones I buyed in Petshop...
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for subscribing !
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, you can use plastic plants that are designed for aquariums, but real plants would be much better.  Some easy aquarium plants that don't require much light or extra care are Java Fern, Java Moss, and Anubias plants.  You may be able to get away without using air, but the water must be very clean.  A sponge filter attached to a small air pump would be a better idea.  There are people who keep these shrimp in outdoor ponds with no air, but they have live plants. A lot depends on the size of the tank, how many shrimp you have, and what you put into the tank.
Mijat Stanojević
Mijat Stanojević - 3 years ago
I'am subscribed to the channel!
A. Colin Flood
A. Colin Flood - 3 years ago
wow! Great video!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I am not certain on the number of hours, but I started filming 6 months ago and I just released the video 2 weeks ago.  So, yes on and off for 6 months, it would have been quicker but I have a full-time and I am a bit of a perfectionist !
A. Colin Flood
A. Colin Flood - 3 years ago
really, how many man hours?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you -  it took forever to make !
Mason's carnivorous plants.
Mason's carnivorous plants. - 3 years ago
Could you do a video on bladder snails?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I could but I had no plans to do one.  Why bladder snails ?  I'll probably make one on Assassin Snails before bladder snails.
Billy Kettner
Billy Kettner - 3 years ago
Great video! Thanks for posting. I now see my shrimp in a whole new way.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
No problem, thanks for watching it.
Gugel Bangsat
Gugel Bangsat - 3 years ago
wow, very very nice video
i'll subscribe to your channel dave
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Awesome. . . Thank you for subscribing, and in return, I promise to always deliver, unique, high quality content !
Nick eLettuce
Nick eLettuce - 3 years ago
Amazing love it all just adding some music would have been nice, no lyrics just a background music while we read, AMAZING
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I am glad that you enjoyed the video, music may be an option in the future. . .  Thanks for watching it !
_Paws_
_Paws_ - 3 years ago
This should have more views
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You're right it should ! Tell all of your friends :)
Kaitlyn Lowder
Kaitlyn Lowder - 3 years ago
The little guys in the molt are perhaps apostome ciliates! My colleague has told me they feed on exuvial fluid, which this paper suggests too: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2004.tb00598.x?prevSearch=&journalCode=eumi. I've seen them in saltwater-species molts too!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you so much, I enjoyed making it.  I would've liked to have put in more information about the various uses of the different appendages, internal organs, antennae uses and functions, etc.  However, at just over 22 minutes in length, I had to draw the line somewhere!  Perhaps I'll make another one soon and cover the more obscure stuff that people probably have very little interest in. . .
Kaitlyn Lowder
Kaitlyn Lowder - 3 years ago
I should also add that I love the video so so much!! It's amazing to see the little claws and all of the chromatophores up close!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you so much for the link, and the information. I had a look at it, and I would have to agree with your conclusion.   It appears as if they might do some harm to the shrimp, or at the very least weaken their immune system. The life cycle of these ciliates seems fairly intrusive.  Thanks again. . . I need to buy a microscope !
Cathajek
Cathajek - 3 years ago
Wow ! Excellent video showing us all that we have to know about our shrimps. Thank you so much ! I will share it with my friends.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you, I hope that this helps everyone.
Vladeta Aleksic
Vladeta Aleksic - 3 years ago
best guidance video
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching
Jessie Portilo
Jessie Portilo - 3 years ago
I got hypnotised watching this. Weirdly relaxing and fascinating. Pretty impressive that you could do that considering there is no narration or music. You seem to have a great talent in this area. Would love to see what you could do on a bigger scale.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. I love what I do, and I am glad that you do too.
KatiushaVN4
KatiushaVN4 - 3 years ago
Science class
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I love science !
MileHigh Angler
MileHigh Angler - 3 years ago
This was a really great video! Well done.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for watching and commenting !
Naomi P
Naomi P - 3 years ago
Stunning video! I loved it so much:)
My cherries are currently in a tank heated to 80 degrees Fahrenheit because I have read that a higher temperature speeds up reproductive rates. Have you heard of temperature affecting the reproductive rates?
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Yes, higher temps. will speed things up, but it can also burn out the shrimp more quickly.  It speeds up the entire metabolic clock.  Thank you for watching my video, and leaving a comment / compliment.
Olympia Shrimps shrimpery
Olympia Shrimps shrimpery - 3 years ago
Shared this all over Reddit (r/shrimptank, r/aquariums) and it's a big hit. Credited you of course:) Hopefully get you some more subs because your vids are awesome.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you I appreciate the help.  Btw I subbed your channel.
Abdullalziiz q8
Abdullalziiz q8 - 3 years ago
thank you
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
you are welcome.  Thanks for watching it !
Aaron Nance
Aaron Nance - 3 years ago
Absolutely phenomenal camerawork!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you . . . it took a long time to get it all on film!
merl brown
merl brown - 3 years ago
Thanks for the info I just started keeping cherries
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Cool, I hope that this video helped.
Dan D
Dan D - 3 years ago
Awesome video! I just got my first batch of 17 shrimps yesterday. Great info, though wish I didn't have to read so much. :)
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to watch my video !
United Tanks of America
United Tanks of America - 3 years ago
Your time and efforts were not in vein this is a very well done video on Cherry Shrimp both in cinematography and information. Congrats and Thank You
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you very much . . . It's a labor of love.
farmertoad75
farmertoad75 - 3 years ago
This is bound to be a hit! This type of video is a one of a kind! This is the go to video for breeding cherry shrimp. Great work and thanks for teaching me.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are very welcome, and thank you very much ! I hope that the video gives people a better understanding of these wonderful animals.
Olympia Shrimps shrimpery
Olympia Shrimps shrimpery - 3 years ago
Incredible!!! Such a beautiful and informative film, those eggs really take a beating.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to watch my video.
Rosemary Shackleton
Rosemary Shackleton - 3 years ago
Amazing video - with super close-ups shots!
Have never seen them being hatched before - fascinating to watch and very informative - thank you for sharing!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
You are welcome, thanks for watching it.
Michael Orme
Michael Orme - 3 years ago
Good Job Dave!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you.
Fancy Shrimp
Fancy Shrimp - 3 years ago
Excellent video!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
thank you
Shrimps & Snails
Shrimps & Snails - 3 years ago
Amazing video, well done.
Eric Luna
Eric Luna - 3 years ago
Lots of great information.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to watch my video.
Keen Mun Kelvin Seetoh
Keen Mun Kelvin Seetoh - 3 years ago
Great Video!!! Love it!!!
Keen Mun Kelvin Seetoh
Keen Mun Kelvin Seetoh - 3 years ago
You are welcome and thank you for making such a video.
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you. . and thanks for watching it !
Note
Note - 3 years ago
This is very educational. Thank you
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
you are welcome, and thank you for taking the time to watch my video.
Something Fishy Juno
Something Fishy Juno - 3 years ago
Love this video
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
awesome !
Nelsons Shrimp Tanks
Nelsons Shrimp Tanks - 3 years ago
If only Sir David Attenborough narrated this! XD
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
I tried to get him on board, he's pricey !
tillytillytutu
tillytillytutu - 3 years ago
Amazing!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
thank you !
mummaV2
mummaV2 - 3 years ago
One of the most breathtaking videos I've ever seen, congratulations. I'd not seen some of the stages of delivery before. I'm sharing this everywhere!
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
No, I don't believe that they would, but I guess anything is possible. However, they will definitely eat dead guppy babies.
Rose Lee
Rose Lee - 3 years ago
The Dave will cherry shrimp eat guppy babies?
riaana karki
riaana karki - 3 years ago
The Dave you deserve more suscribers
The Dave
The Dave - 3 years ago
Thank you very much, I am pleased that you enjoyed it !  And thank you for sharing !
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach - 3 years ago
1st :)

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