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post #11 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 08:06 AM
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wont he be sad if he's alone in tank? no tankmates for him?
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 09:02 AM
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Sounds like it'll be a great little tank, stick with a cherry shrimp or something.

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post #13 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
i have never seen a cherry shrimp before... Ive only seen ghost shrimp and amano shrimp in stores.
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post #14 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 01:35 AM
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my avatar is a porcupine puffer (Diodon holacanthus) which resides in fish only saltwater tanks.

1 dwarf/pea puffer would do just fine in a 5gallon tank by itself. they are territorial so getting others will result in fighting. if it was a larger tank, heavily planted you could get away with it but def. not in a 5gallon. this would be the only fish you could add as the puffer will nip fins. your also going to want to be advised that they required live foods such as blackworms, bloodworms, and pond snails.

cherry red shrimp are my favorite fresh water shrimp. to get a image of what they look like, its basically a red ghost shrimp but cherries will readily breed in aquariums. they have an awesome contrast when added to a planted tank esp. with black substrate and/or black background. i see them at LFS by me but they are a couple bucks a shrimp. i know i once put a wanted add on craigslist for them and ended up getting 11 shrimp for $8.
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post #15 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 05:34 AM
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i'll choose cherry shrimps, puffers are mean muchers and very messy.. based from the articles in the forum and based to you sir. do i need filter for cherry shrimps? i already started my planted tank. with 1 anubias and a carpet moss because... i dont know the size of 5 gallon! sorry im newbie! hahaha the lfs told me that it was only 2.5g :( glad that i didnt order for the puffers or else they are doomed! hmm will shrimps survive in 2.5gal? if so, how many of them can i keep? i have a very rich substrates. will post pics if necessary. thank you
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post #16 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 05:36 AM
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there is so many kind of shrimps here in my country. and they sell the unique ones with high price
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post #17 of 18 Old 01-14-2009, 07:21 AM
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what are the dementions of the tank? length, width, height? 5-10 shrimp would be a good number to start with, cherry reds will multiply. your not going to need a filter, unless you want to use a sponge filter. you dont need to feed much only a flake or two daily if not every other day to prevent losing water quality. your going to have to do water changes weekly of a small amount
have you learned about fishless cycles yet?
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post #18 of 18 Old 01-15-2009, 12:39 AM
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2 gal 12x6x8 in inches yes i know fishless cycles. i have a 2 mature tanks here with me. i got the small driftwood from my matured tank and put it inside the small tank. yesterday i tied a anubias in the driftwood i'll have to wait for 2 weeks to add shrimps to be sure. shrimps that i like is crystal red shrimps, bee shrimps and cherry shrimps grade SS.
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