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    Default 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank by Shidohari


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    I can't find the original aquarium Journal topic for my ten gallon shrimp tank, so i'm starting a new one here.

    This ten gallon tank was originally a community tank before i got my 20 gallon tall. AND I FINALLY TOOK PICTURES (which weren't available in the old topic) I just wish my 20 gallon looked this good. There are two pictures below, and even though you can't see them really well you could see some shrimp swimming or on driftwood in the pictures.





    I have noticed about 12 shrimp in there, and maybe more that are hidden. Most are juvenille birthed from one of the two females in the tank. The foreground plants really thrive in there where they weren't able to in the twenty gallon tank. There are about four adults total maybe in the shrimp tank if you include the two females.

    And yes those are baby moss balls on the right side of that driftwood piece. Most all the shrimp are cherry shrimp from my LFS. There may be a bumblebee shrimp in there too.

    Comments welcome.

    20 gal tall -4 paskai's rainbowfish, 8 rasbora het, 1 nerite, 2 assassin snails, 1 rock with java moss, green crypto (3 clusters plus one strip), 2 mossballs

    10 gal shrimp tank planted with java fern on driftwood, star shaped foreground plants, mossball. cherry, ninja, algae eating, and ghost shrimp. And Cherry Shrimp babies

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    Awesome!...some long awaited pics!

    I think it looks GREAT, that DW piece is sweet. Plants are nice and healthy...don't you love how the marimo ball moss spreads?...it's called clada-something if I'm not mistaken, it's all over the DW in my 40B, from a single moss ball

    SO....how long has this tank been set up?

    Have you ever considered a fishy (or a handful of wee ones) for this tank?

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    Subscribed as well! It's my goal to do a lovely shrimp tank one day! As well as a huge planted tank. And a salt water tank. And a cichlid tank. And a native tank... Yeah, one tank really isn't cutting it. :/
    Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.

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    i'm in. subscribed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Awesome!...some long awaited pics!

    I think it looks GREAT, that DW piece is sweet. Plants are nice and healthy...don't you love how the marimo ball moss spreads?...it's called clada-something if I'm not mistaken, it's all over the DW in my 40B, from a single moss ball

    SO....how long has this tank been set up?

    Have you ever considered a fishy (or a handful of wee ones) for this tank?

    I'm subscribed, this will be fun....
    Welllll, (in the words of the 10th doctor) This has been set up for at least 3 to four months as far as being a shrimp tank. Possibly a bit longer as both females have had at least one batch of babies. The twelve i see are the ones that survived as well as the two females, a male cherry shrimp that is actually more brown with a white stripe down his back and the aforementioned bumblebee shrimp.

    I actually moved five or six of the juvinilles to the 20 gallon tall. But i think they're hiding in the moss or the driftwood because i've only seen one since i put them in there.

    Wouldn't fish eat up the shrimp in that tank though. I mean it's a ten gallon, and due to all the growth in the plants i don't really vacuum that tank anymore, just pull thirty percent of the water every week or 2.5 gallons of water since some of is displaced by driftwood. Also part of the reason i don't have a algae problem in this tank anymore i think is because it's JUST a shrimp tank. This ten gallon used to have diatoms as bad as the 20 gallon did.

    It's funny as those foreground plants didn't take off in the 2 gallon but they thrive in the 10 gallon. Considering ripping out some of the plants in the twenty gallon for taller plants in that tank. It's because it's a 20 gallon tall sadly...But that's a different tank...

    Thank you for subscribing.

    20 gal tall -4 paskai's rainbowfish, 8 rasbora het, 1 nerite, 2 assassin snails, 1 rock with java moss, green crypto (3 clusters plus one strip), 2 mossballs

    10 gal shrimp tank planted with java fern on driftwood, star shaped foreground plants, mossball. cherry, ninja, algae eating, and ghost shrimp. And Cherry Shrimp babies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari View Post

    Wouldn't fish eat up the shrimp in that tank though. I mean it's a ten gallon, and due to all the growth in the plants i don't really vacuum that tank anymore, just pull thirty percent of the water every week or 2.5 gallons of water since some of is displaced by driftwood.
    It just depends on the fish...tiny fish with tiny mouths would probably LOVE a fresh shrimp cocktail (FSC), but it's just physically impossible, and not worth the effort

    Some fish with mouths that ARE large enough just aren't interested if they are fed other foods well and often enough...others would LOVE a FSC, and would wipe out a 10 gallon tank of shrimp in minutes

    Just depends on the fish...

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    A betta was actually my first fish. I miss them terribly, but their mouths ARE big enough to eat the shrimp aren't they?

    20 gal tall -4 paskai's rainbowfish, 8 rasbora het, 1 nerite, 2 assassin snails, 1 rock with java moss, green crypto (3 clusters plus one strip), 2 mossballs

    10 gal shrimp tank planted with java fern on driftwood, star shaped foreground plants, mossball. cherry, ninja, algae eating, and ghost shrimp. And Cherry Shrimp babies

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari View Post
    A betta was actually my first fish. I miss them terribly, but their mouths ARE big enough to eat the shrimp aren't they?
    They certainly are...we happen to have a betta in a 10 gallon tank who has never attempted to even nibble at a single blue dream rili shrimp in there with him, that I've ever witnessed...

    BUT...others have tried shrimp with bettas, and after the bettas feasted on shrimp, decided it wouldn't work, lol...bettas are very diverse and have such individual personalities, you never know how they'll coexist with ANYTHING in the tank, lol

    If not a betta...you could do a nice little shoal of nano fish in that tank, with no fear of harm to the shrimp

    I can't wait to get 12-15 chili rasbora in this tank here, our 10G with Henry the betta and the blue shrimp: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=120355
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    I'll think about it...i just don't know how well they'd co exist. and would want to ensure that it's not a fish or group of fishes that would restart my diatoms problems again in that tank.

    It's also hard to find some of the nano fish local to me. if you have suggestions i'd welcome them.

    The only ones i could think of as a shoal that may coexist with the shrimp without raising the diatoms chances too much are the male endler's livebearers. They're not supposed to get bigger than a inch. So i don't think their mouths are quite big enough to munch on my shrimp colony.

    20 gal tall -4 paskai's rainbowfish, 8 rasbora het, 1 nerite, 2 assassin snails, 1 rock with java moss, green crypto (3 clusters plus one strip), 2 mossballs

    10 gal shrimp tank planted with java fern on driftwood, star shaped foreground plants, mossball. cherry, ninja, algae eating, and ghost shrimp. And Cherry Shrimp babies

    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    Endlers are a great idea, too

    Diatoms are caused by silicates in the water column..lots of times, from your substrate....if you had an outbreak of diatoms that eventually went away, the silicates in your tank have been used up, and you won't get diatoms from adding fish, anyway...unless you added new substrate

    Some tap water contains silicates, and some rocks will leach a bit, too
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