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post #1 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp tank(10g)

I am goin to make my 10g tank ether a ghost shrimp tank of cherry any ideas, How many can i keep?
should a keep my fiter on it is a wisper 5-15 and it hangs over the edge.
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 09:53 PM
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I have a cherry shrimp tank.
Cherry shrimp breed quickly, so you can start out with a small group and have plenty in no time. Your filter should be fine. I have found a few shrimp in the filter, but as many as I have, I did not consider it a great loss.
I probably have close to a hundred in my 10 gal right now, probable time to thin them out again soon.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-01-2009, 08:46 AM
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Make sure you plant the tank heavily and you should have no issues with about 75 to 100 shrimp in a 10 gallon.........Like Twistermom said, once they become comfortable with their surroundings, they shold breed like rabbits...........I have 2 tanks with only shrimp in (Blues and Yellows) and a 30 gallon with some tetras and rasboras and a bunch of cherry shrimp in..........The cherries do still breed, but i think the small fish pick off some of the babies when they are small...........I prefer sponge filters for my shrimp tanks, but a small HOB filter will work too.........You might want to put a small piece of pantyhose over the filter inlet so no shrimp end up in your filter.............Lets us know how it works out for you
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-02-2009, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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I would love the idea over a shrimp tank but i think none of my local petstores carey cherrys shrimp.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-02-2009, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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If you are goin to cut down on your shrimp maby i could get some
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-02-2009, 08:15 PM
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I would love to send you some, unfortunately my working hours right now, over lap post office hours, so I can not make it to the post office. If things change, I will let you know.
You might want to check Aquabid. com. I have seen shrimp on there for a fair price.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-02-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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ok but i don't live in ohio
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-02-2009, 09:12 PM
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Where do you live?
On aquabid, people send shrimp all over.
I might be able to get my husband to send the shrimp for me, but I have no heat packs. The other morning, it was 35 deg here. Ice on my windshield when I left for work! I could offer now live guarantee without the use of a heat pack.
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