new creatures - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-20-2007, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
new creatures

ok as some of you know one of my guppies died of old age a few days ago. so i went to the lfs and got another one. well i also wanted an invert for my 5 gallon(2 female bettas) without even thinking about it i bought 2 japineese alge eating shrimps. iv got them home now in my 5 gallon and they love it. im wondering if they will get 2 big for this 5 gallon. the bettas go and watch them and the shrimps back away, but iv never seen the bettas pick on them.also i was actually planning on putting 1 shrimp in the 5 gallon and one in my 10,but they like eachother soo much so i put them in my 5 gallon.however the 10 is available to move them into. i also found out that one of my little guppies has dropsy so hes in the quarintine tank right now.i hate it when fish get sick.truthfully i dont think the poor little guppy will live. aanyways, just these questions,1 should i put 1 shrimp in another tank or will the 2 be ok.2 how big do japineese alge eating shrimps get? and 3 should i always keep my quarintine tank up and running? just in case i get a sick fish.
serpaekeeper45 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-20-2007, 10:42 PM
Member
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
I assume these are Amano Shrimp, pretty clear with brownish spots along their sides. They get up to 2 inches and should not be a problem with only 2 in the 5gal. They do prefer to be in large groups, however. They are great fun to watch when there are a lot of them as they are much more active. I always have my quarantine tank running, this way it is always cycled. You may want to get a couple danios or something to always keep in the quarantine tank, for bioload.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
jsm11482 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-21-2007, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
ok,but wont the meds i give my sick fish kill the danios?
serpaekeeper45 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-21-2007, 10:59 AM
Member
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
Oops sorry, I was refering to a new fish quarantine tank. For when you are introducing new fish to your main tank.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
jsm11482 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-22-2007, 02:57 PM
Member
 
Andyandsue's Avatar
 
I keep my hospital tank cycled by keeping a snail, which is so easy to care for.

Susan

Pardon the pun, but I'm hooked!
Andyandsue is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little white creatures jeff20578 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 9 04-20-2009 02:13 AM
New tank and creatures! JHK30 Freshwater Journals 37 01-18-2009 06:21 PM
weird creatures Allietank Saltwater Fish Diseases 2 05-03-2008 01:41 AM
what other kind of creatures... Enzo Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 06-08-2007 10:36 PM
More creatures for 90 gallon Astaroth Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 02-18-2007 03:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome