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I have but a wee 10 gallon tank and I was wondering if anyone could give me some quick basic answers about shrimp, because, if possible, I would like to have a lot of them. How do they affect the ecology of the tank? I know they are good for eating leftovers and algae, but are they heavy waste-producers? How will this affect stocking? Are amano shrimp and ghost shrimp compatible tankmates? Will they really ruin my cabomba?
|Posted 17-Oct-2009 00:36|
I don't know about their bioload, but if you check the profiles section under invertebrates, it will tell you about each shrimp species, and at the bottom of the page is a link you can click to see some of the compatable species.
|Posted 17-Oct-2009 02:49|
Here are a couple of sites that specialize in shrimp:
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|Posted 17-Oct-2009 06:18|
The girl's got crabs!
They are low waste producers. You can stock *about* 3 shrimp instead of every 1 fish, depending on filtration & floorspace & tank size (and the type of shrimp ) To be honest, in most tanks I don't count the shrimp as stock in the inch-per-gallon sense, but it really does depend on the tank.
I'm curious, why are you thinking of both ghost and amano?
|Posted 19-Oct-2009 08:48|
It's just fun to have lots of kinds of shrimp! I have cherries and ghosts and amano shrimp, and they all seem to get along just fine. They also don't seem to pay too much attention to the cabomba at all!
|Posted 25-Oct-2009 02:37|
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