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devon7
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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?
Post InfoPosted 17-Oct-2009 00:36Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
Delenn
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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.
Post InfoPosted 17-Oct-2009 02:49Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
FRANK
 
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Hi,
Here are a couple of sites that specialize in shrimp:

http://www.shrimpcrabsandcrayfish.co.uk/Shrimp.htm?Crabs.htm~mainframe

http://www.petshrimp.com/

Frank


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Callatya
 
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The girl's got crabs!
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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?

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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devon7
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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!
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