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Thread: Shrimp Question

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    Would it be alright to drop 35 cherry shrimp into my 29 gallon community tank. I have 5 amano shrimp right now and I don't know if they would cause any problems with each other and if it was just too much for the tank in general.

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    what other fish are in the tank???

    do you have real plants in the tank??
    hiding places???

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    Yes I have a planted 29 gallon tank. Actually it's the first tank up in TOTM contest.
    Also, I have a gouramis 5 rasboras and 8 cardinals and 5 albino corys.
    I don't think there will be any problem I was just seeing what you guys think.

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    the gourami will try to eat them, but as long as there is plenty of cover they should be alright. I dropped 10 into my 36g planted with gourami, cherry barbs, cardinals, and cories....they have survived and multiplied to the point where I pulled out about 30 of them and started an invert only tank. Good luck, I love little shrimp! You might also make sure that your filter intake is covered with something like foam or a nylon as baby shrimp get sucked into filters very easily (before I covered mine I pulled 10 shrimp out of my canister filter, alive but still).
    36g corner bow, heavily planted with java moss, windelov, java fern, anubias barieri, crypts, anacharis, and african fern. 2 honey gourami, 9 cardinals, 4 neons, 5 cherry barbs, 5 sterbai cory, 1 brochis splendens, unknown number red cherry shrimp
    16g bow, lightly planted with java moss, java fern. 4swordtail tetra, 1 male betta
    10g 4 pomacea bridgessi, a million cherry shrimp, java moss, windelov fern, anubia, java fern

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    Quote Originally Posted by msjinkzd
    the gourami will try to eat them, but as long as there is plenty of cover they should be alright. I dropped 10 into my 36g planted with gourami, cherry barbs, cardinals, and cories....they have survived and multiplied to the point where I pulled out about 30 of them and started an invert only tank. Good luck, I love little shrimp! You might also make sure that your filter intake is covered with something like foam or a nylon as baby shrimp get sucked into filters very easily (before I covered mine I pulled 10 shrimp out of my canister filter, alive but still).
    agree 100%

    Yes i would even cover the intake withthe actually big shrimp themselves cause i have had some amano shrimp sucked up there before and sadly they did not live :(.

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    My filter intake is really really fine, close, plastic as it is. I will think about it though. Thanks for all the help guys. Also, RCS don't need to be moved to Brackish water to lay there eggs and stuff like amanos do?

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    nope, they breed completely in fresh water. the babies are mini-versions of the adults and super cute!
    36g corner bow, heavily planted with java moss, windelov, java fern, anubias barieri, crypts, anacharis, and african fern. 2 honey gourami, 9 cardinals, 4 neons, 5 cherry barbs, 5 sterbai cory, 1 brochis splendens, unknown number red cherry shrimp
    16g bow, lightly planted with java moss, java fern. 4swordtail tetra, 1 male betta
    10g 4 pomacea bridgessi, a million cherry shrimp, java moss, windelov fern, anubia, java fern

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    I may be in for a surprise then. That would be cool if my amanos and cherries cross bread. Maybe I will start up a 2.5 gallon shrimp tank haha.
    Also, am I going to have to feed or supplement these guys with anything?

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    they are different species, they can't cross breed...if you have lots of plants they will graze on them, and eat left over fish food. I don't target feed them in my community tank but in my invert tank I feed them lobster bites (an invert granule) or a tiny piece of an algae wafer. Hope this helps :)
    36g corner bow, heavily planted with java moss, windelov, java fern, anubias barieri, crypts, anacharis, and african fern. 2 honey gourami, 9 cardinals, 4 neons, 5 cherry barbs, 5 sterbai cory, 1 brochis splendens, unknown number red cherry shrimp
    16g bow, lightly planted with java moss, java fern. 4swordtail tetra, 1 male betta
    10g 4 pomacea bridgessi, a million cherry shrimp, java moss, windelov fern, anubia, java fern

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