Hello, I have a betta in a 2.5 gallon tank but he will be upgraded to a 10 gallon tank. So my question is, can I keep red cherry shrimp in a 2.5 gallon tank with lots of moss and other plants?
I would love to try a tank like that, but I can't stop moving rocks and redecorating... I'm afraid id end up with a muddy tank. Sounds awesome though.Thank you all:-D a dirted tank is where there is a layer of organic dirt then a cap of sand or fine gravel to keep the dirt from getting into the water column. It's basically one of the most natural ways a tank can be. In order for it to work, there have to be a ton of plants in there. In just plain ol' gravel tanks the fish waist builds up beneath the gravel, it creates this "stuff" for the plants to use. In a NPT(natural planted tank, aka dirted tank) the dirt already have the nutrients that the plants need. In most dirted tanks under ~20 gallons, you don't need a filter. The fish waist feeds the plants, and the plants keep the Water clean and provide a lot natural environment for the fish. Go to the planted tank section of bettafish.com and there is a sticky for a thread called, how to: natural planted tank.