Thread: How many shrimp?
04-23-2008, 03:21 AM #1
How many shrimp?
I'm starting to develop some hair and fuzz algae and am thinking some shrimp would be helpful for that... How many would you all recommend to keep a 35-gallon clean of algae? There isn't a ton of it but it seems like a lot for a tiny shrimp. ;) The only ones I've seen at the LFS are Cherry shrimp so they will probably be what I get...
Also, what are they chances of them being safe from my thick-lipped gouramis? They are still pretty small but of course will grow!35 Gallon (36" Long) See my tank pics and stats: My Blog
Plants: Amazon Swords, Cabombas, Jungle Vals, Water Wisterias, Java Moss, Java Ferns
Fish: 6 Bronze Cories, 10 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Sunset Thick-Lipped Gouramis, 4 (tiny) Keyhole Cichlids, 6 Otos, 1 or 2 Ghost Shrimp
Side effects of MTS:
65 Gallon, 10 Gallon, 29 Gallon (all empty or cycling)
04-23-2008, 03:26 AM #2
You could put like 20 cherries in there... Give the gourami some bushy plants that create a dark spot in your tank so he can hide and give the shrimp some laefy plants as cherries like to just hang out...75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
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04-23-2008, 03:26 AM #3
10 should do the trick. If you have some moss and plants they should survive.