Shrimp-Friendly Fish for a 10 Gallon Tank
Hi guys, I have a 10 gallon planted/dirted tank, with a gravel substrate, that I plan on adding cherry shrimp to, and I'm just curious on what species of fish would be ok to keep with them. Specifically, I'm hoping to find fish (nano would be great) that would either ignore shrimplets entirely or could be kept with them and the shrimp population would still be able to grow in numbers.
Tank parameters are 0 for ammonia and nitrite last time I checked (and nitrates were close to that), temperature is typically about 76.9 degrees, and I GH and KH are roughly 70 and 20 ppm (I know I need to increase them for shrimp and snails). PH is about 7.4 - 7.6 (Looking for a way to lower it a bit without chemicals). No TDS meter as of this moment. I do ~20% water changes once a week.
Current tankmates include 3 otos (who have happily learned to devour zucchini slices and leave perfect donut rings by morning), 2 assassin snails to control my tadpole snails (I am looking towards getting ramshorns and malaysian trumpet snails to diversify this and aerate the substrate), and a newly added mystery snail. I will be moving a molly into the tank temporarily in order to take care of some hydras that have started to appear, after which it will likely be moved back to its original tank.
So what do you guys suggest?
Last edited by res34; 04-25-2013 at 02:07 PM.
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