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  1. Default Think I can get a random shrimp colony established in my 65?


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    I have a 65 gallon tank that's going to have a decent number of plants, and I was wondering if I could get a shrimp colony established. I don't care what kind, maybe some sort of cherry relative, nothing fancy of course. The tank will have:
    3 female bettas
    1 gold gourami
    5 misc cories
    1 twig catfish
    1 rubberlip pleco
    2 sun nerite snails

    Also, I'm going to have a bunch of small schooling fish, although I don't know exactly how many. It'll be:
    A decent school of pygmy cories
    A decent number of pencilfish
    A decent amount of neon tetras

    Think some shrimp will multiply in here? I don't care what kind, just as long as they won't eat my others and they're fairly active.

    Also, anyone know where I can get shrimp cheap? Even muddy brown mutt ones. I'm just interested in shrimp, I don't care what they look like, I even like the muddy ones. Anyone have some mutts for sale?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
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    The catfish will eat them... the bettas and all wouldnt be to bad on them... Maybe is going to be the answer from everyone. Also you have to create a hiding area for them to breed and repopulate the colony...
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    What? The twig catfish? I really doubt that.

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    I can tell you based on my experience that the red cherries in my 55 were doing ok, not great but ok.... that was till this weekend when 1 ram decided to try one and since then the entire population has been wiped out by all the fish - including the corys ganging up on them..

    If you can get some free or cheap to try go ahead, but eventually the fish that have big enough mouths will realize that they could be food and will enjoy them
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    Ya know you are probably right Dutchie... Its a sucker mouthed cat but I have heard stories. I am more thinking young shrimp than anything.
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    Alright, I might just throw some decent-sized ghost shrimp in there. My bettas stalk those, but don't attack them. They just stare like creepy little things...
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    If you have a descent amount of java moss and some plants in the tank, keep the fish fed, some shrimp will survive and if the water conditions are right and there is plenty of food for the shrimp, they will reproduce. I dumped my cherry shrimp into my sons community tank (mainly tetras with cories and rasboras), and the shrimp are still doing well after some 6 months. Keeping the young ones out of the filter intakes is a must. Prefilter sponges help alot.
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    Alright, thanks. Do you know anyone who's selling random mutt shrimpies?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Red cherry shrimp are probably your best bet if you want them to breed. Though like others said they may end up as food, once the fish learn to think of them as such. Ghost shrimp you can buy cheaper, sometimes sold as feeder shrimp or other similar names for 10 for $2 or something like that. They won't breed in your tank, but you could buy a fair number of them cheap and they are larger than the red cherry shrimp.

    How about gammarus shrimp also known as scuds? They are 2mm or so in size, look like little bugs. Often used as live food for fry/fish, they breed easily and feed off anything.

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    My LFS sells ghosts for 15 cents apiece, which is a pretty good bargain. I might have to consider that... They have random kinds of the shrimp that are usually called 'ghost shrimps', and apparently one of these species is something else that can breed in freshwater.

    I've heard that scuds can go nuts in your tank and gobble your plants, and I'm really more interested in shrimp that I can see are shrimp, not buggy things.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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