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Thread: Nat's 20L Tanks

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    I have a 10 gallon tank I found in the basement, and happen to have a HOB filter just lying around too. So I have been entertaining the idea of setting up the tank as a shrimp tank. There will be an alternate purpose to the tank as I have some aponogetons that have flowered and produced seeds/plant-lets and I wanted somewhere to plant the seeds/plant-lets and get them to grow a bit to sell or bring to the next local fish club giveaway.

    I was thinking of adding some small fish too(endlers or celestial danios, 3 asian stone catfish), but have been dissuaded by others telling me the fish will decimate the shrimp populations. So I will just add about 4-6 otos to the tank as well.

    Since I will be wanting to at least have some root tabs, as well as do some dosing of excel and have a light for plant growth I wanted to make sure I picked a shrimp that would be okay with a well lit tanks and some ferts in the water. The substrate will be a mix of black sand, coarse Eco-compete and possibly some plain dirt or peat. I will be adding some moss as well as spiderwood and almond leaves too

    Never having done a tank like this I would appreciate any tips form pother who have kept shrimp. What would be the best shrimp to start with? I read that the RCS are the best to begin, is there another variety. Looking for something that will breed well too. I am looking for a lasting population.
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    20L- Pygmy cory, 2 vampire/rock shrimp, ember tetras and female guppies

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    You could go with any of the red cherry shrimp species. There are many color variations of them. But do not mix them. They can breed brown if mixed. Otis and shrimp are a nice combo. Rcs are cheap and more common. Just ask Matt to bottle you some water and they will over run your tank.
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    Chris, the patent is pending on the water, so I can't ship it yet, lol

    Natalia...you've never had RCS?...just grass, glass, gas, ghost shrimp?

    Where in the heck did you read that endlers or CPD's would decimate a RCS population?...you know the drill, if it will fit in the mouth of a fish, it will be eaten...but endlers and CPD's are tiny fish, with tiny mouths
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    Yeah, just had the ghost/glass/grass shrimp in the 75 gallon tank, they do a good job hiding and I can see them shooting across the tank on occasion. Though I do have to replace their numbers every few months since I don't have a breeding population.


    I brought the idea up to my sister and she adamantly bit my head off as she told me it was a "BAD, no horrible idea!" and that they would eat the shrimp whole or snack on their eyes, and what was I thinking!! (this from the girl who bought $70 worth of RCS and then put a betta in the tank who then had a $70 snack ).

    I looked up the CPD's on seriouslyfish.com and it did say they ate invertebrates, zoo plankton and daphnia, and I read that cardinals would do the same-attaching the shrimp as a "pack". Just thought I would get other opinions for the tank.
    Last edited by Boundava; 03-14-2015 at 04:18 AM.
    75g- Plecos, Rainbowfish, Edlers, Espei, Gouramis, Cory, Loaches, Amano, and misc.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; one with 4 chili rasbora & Bloody Mary and second with Blue Dream shrimp
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    Slap will tell you he has plenty of shrimp in the 40b. With many rummy and Columbian tetras. I have many in a five gallon with one electric blue ram, he might get one every once in a while. But with cover and plants they will be fine. Pick the shrimp you want first, give two or three months for the population to grow and then add fish. FYI eww factor shrimp poop a lot. Makes great plant fertilizer. Please have fun with this idea.
    Ps he has shrimp and cdp in tank together also.

    Pps here is another take on cdp.
    http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...onary-tale.htm
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    I have tons of RCS in a 20 long with Kerri Tetras, black neon tetras, duplicareus cories and a couple of otos. I also have them in one SpecV with boraras urophthalmoides and another SpecV with Hastatus cories. However, I added some to another tank with sparkling gouramis and chilis and they didn't make it in there, so go figure. I think it was the gouramis that went after them, although I only added a few and there was not much in the way of plants for hiding at the time.

    If shrimp are to be the main attraction, I would also add some type of moss. In my Spec V, this just sits on the bottom and grows like crazy. I have both subwassertang and another moss that I don't really know which one it is. In the 20 long there is moss attached to driftwood, although this tank is heavily planted so the shrimp are really everywhere.
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    Thank you guys, I was going to do the nursery for the aponogetons with the spider-wood and some moss mats in the tank. I will stick to my guns and get the CPD and otos along with some RCS and I think either a tiger shrimp or dark green shrimp. I think I found a shelf that will work to hold the 10 gallon as well as the 2 gallons. Will check out my local hardware store and local restaurant supplier to see if they have something in stock that is less than the $150-some for the shelf and ship, if not I will get it online.
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    And with them you can say you have a Margarita in your tank.
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    I have RCS that are bigger than my CPD's.....
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    That's is what I thought, the CPD seem very small and so would be the size of/smaller than the shrimp. Think they will be nice in a 10...I am even contemplating using a light sand instead of the black I had found. I would just use root tabs instead of the eco complete. Mr. Slap-you have the RCS on the light sand, and it seems to work exceptionally well for you...but you have magic water!
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    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; one with 4 chili rasbora & Bloody Mary and second with Blue Dream shrimp
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