Originally Posted by DragonFyre14
I realize the water doesn't usually. however I was planning on adding it so the ammonia can help them to begin regrowing in the filter media. Otherwise could just attach his filter onto my tank for a couple weeks. Which do you think is better? Will they both work?
Hmmm this is getting a bit more into details than I dont feel comfortable giving advice on, I dont know enough and I dont want to give bad advice. Your best bet is to make a new thread regarding this in a different part of the forum so you can get proper advice from people who know what they are talking about c:
Originally Posted by Star7781
Would different varieties of shrimp work in the same tank? I have a guppy tank with a peppered Cory catfish and an albino Pleco. I found a baby Red Cherry Shrimp in it (probably from some Java moss I bought). I like the idea of putting in a few more cherry shrimp but was wondering if I could add a few ghost shrimp also. I really like the variety in the tank.
Different varieties of shrimp can work so long as they are different species. Like cherry shrimp (neocaridina)and Crystal shrimp (caridina) will work but cherries and yellows wont work because they are both neocaridina and will interbreed which will cause the off spring to have wild type coloration which is a not very pretty brown color.
Do not mix ghost shrimp with anyone though, those guys are mean and will eat other shrimp. If you look closely, you can actually see the claws they have! D:
As a side note, I dont know how big your tank is but you need more corys, theyll get stressed out without a group which leads to illness and in worst case scenarios, death.
Plecs and shrimp dont generally go together as well as plecos ca/will eat them. Also if its a common pleco, its more than likely going to outgrow your tank.