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    Default Shy Cardinals, should I add more?


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    I have 5 cardinals in a 6 gallon tank, heavily planted with about 16 red cherry shrimp (although I never see more than 5 of them at any time).

    It's only been 2 days since I've added them to my tank but they're incredibly shy. Always hiding behind the heater or stealing the space at the corner of the tank that I've designated for the cherry shrimps (Christmas moss growing on some driftwood).

    Should I give it more time or add more cardinals in?

    pH 6.8-7.0 (I put in 6.8 water but tank always tests 7.0)
    NH3/NH4+ 0
    NO2- 0
    NO3- 5

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    0 Not allowed!
    Normally I'd say more the better but you tank is very small and those shrimp will multiple so in your case I'd have to say no. They will come out more when used to their new home.

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