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6998 09-30-2009 07:22 AM

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.

Twistersmom 09-30-2009 08:53 PM

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.

6998 09-30-2009 09:05 PM

ok thanks

Fishin Pole 10-01-2009 07:46 AM

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

6998 10-02-2009 02:42 PM

I would love the idea over a shrimp tank but i think none of my local petstores carey cherrys shrimp.

6998 10-02-2009 05:29 PM

If you are goin to cut down on your shrimp maby i could get some

Twistersmom 10-02-2009 07:15 PM

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.

6998 10-02-2009 07:19 PM

ok but i don't live in ohio

Twistersmom 10-02-2009 08:12 PM

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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