Thread: Cherry shrimp question
02-01-2010, 11:27 PM #1
Cherry shrimp question
What's the stocking guide line's for these? I mean as far as the 1 inch per gallon rule and fish compatability. I saw some of these in a tank and they looked pretty neat. But they seem expensive.20 Gallon community- 5 Rummynose Tetra's, 5 Cherry Barb's, 3 Rabauti Cory's, 3 Otocinclus cat's, 1 Redtail shark
02-01-2010, 11:42 PM #2
Go to aquabid.com and in the search area, type : cherry shrimp. Most of the sellers there give them out for about $1 a shrimp ( though you have to buy 10+ packs). Another great thing is that a lot of the sellers have free shipping for the shrimp and they do pretty good during priority shipping.
Shrimp have almost no bioload so the 1 inch rule doesn't really apply to them. If you wanted to put them, and only them, in a 5 gallon tank you could put 20 or more in the tank( make sure you have a filter or a lot of plants though). One thing I have to add though is that shrimp are more sensitive to water changes than most fish. I would suggest drip acclimating them over the course of at LEAST 6 hours to get them into the tank. They must have a cycled tank as well.These guys only get to an inch long which means easy predation from larger fish.
02-02-2010, 12:27 AM #3
I pulled over 800 from a 10g in one year
you should be able to find some for $1eaAs I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.
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02-02-2010, 12:52 AM #4
That one inch per gallon rule doesn't really apply to shrimp. I prob have well over a 100 shrimp in a 20g long, which also has some microrasboras in it. The 5g shrimp tanks easily have a few dozen shrimp as well.
I find if I don't overfeed the tank, the water quality in the shrimp tanks doesn't really change that much. Have prolonged water changes in the 5g shrimp without any issues.
Oh and about finding a place to get them, get them from someone in one of these fish forums, could try this one or plantedtank. Usually go for a buck each, sometimes shipping included. Once it gets warmer I'll probably have a fair bit I can get rid of.
Last edited by korith; 02-02-2010 at 12:58 AM.