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post #21 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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so just to make sure, i cant not have any other fish with my three fanciey goldies. yes?

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post #22 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 10:35 AM
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so just to make sure, i cant not have any other fish with my three fanciey goldies. yes?

thanks for all the help guys !!
Nope, your already kinda stocked with your current tank :) shrimp might be good though, they will help clean up the fishies mess.

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post #23 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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what kind of shrimp, how many? is it really a good idea? bioload?

thanks! i just want something else and maybe something for the algae on the tank glass. it is really annoying to have to clean it off every five minutes(sorry for the exageration). however, it does seem by these answers that it looks like i will have to use my magnet as usua!l! nevermind
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post #24 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 11:08 AM
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You can see a variety of shrimp here: http://www.azgardens.com/shrimpfactory.php.

Shrimp are negligable bioload in a tank. The only concern is whether the fish will eat them. You probably should have some type of cover for the shrimp such as java moss so they can hide.
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post #25 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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so much choice. which are the best? which do you prefer i mean and which can deal with goldfish? and do all of them eat algae off the tank GLASS?? it is only on the glass i dont like. i dont mind algae on the rocks as much. they all look sooo cool and bright!!
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post #26 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 12:05 PM
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I dont like ghost shrimp, I have heard horror stories about them, but my friend who raises goldfish swears by them. I like ammano shrimp, they have never bothered my fish and are friends with my corys, which may be unusual. Tiger shrimp, bumble bee and maybe rudolph shrimp might be a good choice for you, I think cherries would be too small and they arent as fun to watch. As for eating them, the goldies might, but thats the way it works with silly fish. Eating off the glass? I think they do, I catch mine skimming along the glass every once in awhile, they also hang on the heater.

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post #27 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 12:39 PM
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Ghost shrimp can get pretty large, and with claws, they can do some damage to fish. The shrimp in my tank lumber along, but when they want to, they can haul fin. The shrimp though mainly stay to the plant and substrate, though I have caught mine on the filter, in the corners, ....

Cherries are pretty, but like GalaxyGirl said, they are kind of boring and would be rather small. The one I have that is pretty entertaining is the Rudolph Red-Nose shrimp, but it's small.

I have seen the flower shrimp get upwards of 2 inches and they don't have any claws (referenced link calls them wood shrimp). They tend to hang out by the filter.
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post #28 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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how many shrimp could i have with my 3 round bodied goldfish in the 33g?? im not sure which to have. my lfs's don't sell shrimp very often but i did see some last week (cant remember which). i dont want clawed ones and i definately want algae eating ones. thanks! finally do they like to be in groups or could i have a couple of each or ...?
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post #29 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 01:16 PM
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The link above has stocking recommendations based on the size of the tank. For a 33 gallon tank, you could probably get away with 7.
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post #30 of 40 Old 03-26-2007, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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i was just wondering with the goldfish in there too. i guessed that i couldnt have 30 just because they like 1 per gallon. i new that my goldies would have an effect (obviously) so that is why i asked.

do they all have to be the same or could a havs 2 of a couple of different species?
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