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lbagby
07-12-2013, 02:13 AM
So I'm about to (hopefully) get some Neocaridina Heteropoda wild type. 14 young adults. Right now the plan is to put them in my 10 gallon. My current tank inhabitants are 1 Dwarf Gourami, 4 Julil Cory's, and 4 ghost shrimp. Normally I would never think of putting 14 shrimp in this tank, as I would assume I'm pretty close to stocked up for the small 10 gallon but Aqadvisor tells me with everything, including the 14 new shrimp, I'll be at 92% stocked, and my filter will be at 140% capacity. Does this sound like an ok set up? If it raises any alarm for anybody, let me know. I can always split up the new group of shrimp and put some in the 10 gallon and the rest in a pond we have out front.

1Sarah
07-12-2013, 02:21 AM
From what I understand shrimp have a very low bioload, and they eat any excess food that falls so they help clean up too.

lbagby
07-12-2013, 02:37 AM
Yeah I've been doing a lot of research on shrimp recently and you're right. I guess I'm more concerned with the Cory's, as they're bottom feeders, and the 18 possible shrimp having to compete for the bottom.

talldutchie
07-12-2013, 05:39 AM
Cories will only take a newborn shrimp if they happen to stumble upon one.

Stlouisfish
07-12-2013, 01:28 PM
It depends upon how aggressive the shrimp are when it's feeding time. I have shrimp in my tank and they will grab food before the corys get to it - sometimes knock them out of the way - you just add a bit extra.

lbagby
07-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Ok. I feel a little bit more at ease. I've been watching my Cory's swim all over the tank, up and down the walls and such, so I'm guessing they'll be ok when it comes to feeding time and such. IDK how Neocaridina Heteropoda (wild version of the RCS) will act but the ghost shrimp I have in there now, don't swim up during feeding time. Instead they wait for food to fall to the bottom, then they rush over and grab it. It should be fun seeing how the new shrimp react.

I'm definitely getting the 14 shrimp now. I won an auction on aquabid this morning. I got them for a steal too. Only $3.00 for the shrimp plus $12.00 for shipping. I'm thrilled.

gronlaura
07-12-2013, 05:59 PM
Ok. I feel a little bit more at ease. I've been watching my Cory's swim all over the tank, up and down the walls and such, so I'm guessing they'll be ok when it comes to feeding time and such. IDK how Neocaridina Heteropoda (wild version of the RCS) will act but the ghost shrimp I have in there now, don't swim up during feeding time. Instead they wait for food to fall to the bottom, then they rush over and grab it. It should be fun seeing how the new shrimp react.

I'm definitely getting the 14 shrimp now. I won an auction on aquabid this morning. I got them for a steal too. Only $3.00 for the shrimp plus $12.00 for shipping. I'm thrilled.

Congrats on winning the shrimp. Can't wait to see pics of the new inhabitants!

talldutchie
07-12-2013, 08:09 PM
It depends upon how aggressive the shrimp are when it's feeding time. I have shrimp in my tank and they will grab food before the corys get to it - sometimes knock them out of the way - you just add a bit extra.

This species isn't. It's not an issue with them and my pygmy cories even.