Thread: Small shrimp colony?
04-20-2011, 03:17 AM #1
Small shrimp colony?
I'm thinking about trying some shrimp again this spring once the weather warms up enough for safe shipping. What's the smallest tank size I would be able to get away with using? I saw a long but kind of shallow 5 gallon tank at the pet store during my last visit, which I thought might work well to give the shrimp more room to crawl around in.
Would a 5G or even a 3G with a sponge filter work?75G Planted Community Tank:
Neon Tetras, Glowlight Tetras, Platties, Guppies, and Corries,
with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project
04-20-2011, 03:27 AM #2
0Originally Posted by DrNic
05-09-2011, 01:29 AM #3
You could always raise Brine shrimp (seamonkey) like me :D
05-09-2011, 01:42 AM #4
When I was looking into starting a shrimp tank I was pricing out a 5 gallon tank but than realized I had a 10 gallon just sitting empty. I bought 50 CRS and then 3 Blueberry, 3 Red crystals and the tanks water readings after a week are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 5-10 nitrates. Space wise for driftwood and slate with plants, I'm glad I went with the 10 gallon for it's floor space. But my choice was easy as I already had the tank.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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