View Full Version : How many shrimp?

04-23-2008, 02:21 AM
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!

04-23-2008, 02:26 AM
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...

04-23-2008, 02:26 AM
10 should do the trick. If you have some moss and plants they should survive.