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squirt_12
12-17-2007, 11:48 PM
I am thinking of getting some shrimp for the 10g planted puffer tank.

I have done a little test to see if they will eat the shrimp or not and they have left the shrimp alone. These are ghost shrimp that i tested with.

What kind of shrimp do you think would look nice in the tank?? and isn't to small??

thanks.

kurly
12-18-2007, 12:03 AM
I really like my Red Cherry Shrimp. The females turn bright red and add nice color to the tank. The males are clearer in color but are more active than the females. They are fun to watch because they love doing laps around the tank - lol.

squirt_12
12-18-2007, 01:16 AM
yeah they are cool.

Do you think that Rudolph shrimp would be ok in the tank?? even though they like to swim around alot???

kurly
12-18-2007, 02:31 PM
I don't see why not but then again I don't have any experience with Puffers so I think someone else should give you advice on that. Shrimp are a nice addition to a tank if you have fish that pay them no attention. I hope you can get some!

squirt_12
12-23-2007, 05:16 PM
well in the new year i have decided that i am going to get around 12 red cherry shrimp. Thats if my LFS can order them in...which i believe they can.

YaYgoldFish
12-23-2007, 05:22 PM
But the problem is, they EVENTUALLY will start to dissapear. Maybe your puffers didn`t eat them because they didnt see them, but the RCS stand out alot..

squirt_12
12-23-2007, 05:25 PM
well the puffers went right up to the ghost shrimp and it looked like they wre smelling them or something and then the pufers just backed off. But i will try the RCS anyways and see how it goes...if they start to disappear then i can..do something with them. lol.

EDIT - there are also ALOT of places for the shrimp to hide where the puffers can't get. so i think that they might be ok.

YaYgoldFish
12-23-2007, 05:29 PM
I`still wouldn`t trust the puffers, just dont go spending to much on them at the beggining:wink2:

Will you be adding 12 shrimps AND 4 ottos?

squirt_12
12-23-2007, 05:30 PM
well ia m getting 2 otos for sure....but maybe 6 shrimp???

EDIT - or would that be too much???

YaYgoldFish
12-23-2007, 05:31 PM
Yeah id try 2 ottos and 6 shrimps. But dont forget the weekly water change.

I just thought you were getting 12 shrimps and 4 ottos..then you would of had a problem.

squirt_12
12-23-2007, 05:33 PM
Yeah id try 2 ottos and 6 shrimps. But dont forget the weekly water change.

I just thought you were getting 12 shrimps and 4 ottos..then you would of had a problem.
well no...i was thinking of getting either 2-4 otos but i have made up my mind to get 2. and after thinking about it....12 shrimp is alot...and if i get some males and females then i could maybe get some little ones.

thanks YaYgoldFish :thumb:

YaYgoldFish
12-23-2007, 06:01 PM
No problem.

Algenco
12-24-2007, 07:20 PM
12 cherry isn't a lot. The general thought is that shrimp have a negligible effect on the bioload, the benefits outweigh the load they put on the system.

How much are cherrie's at your LFS? I shipped some to Canada recently with no problems. I'll also PM you some info on acquiring them from a Canadian breeder.