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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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How many mysteries to keep

I'm supposed to be getting my new shrimp this week which means I don't need ten mysteries to keep the cycle alive anymore. I don't want them to outcompete the shrimp for food, which I know they will because they're big pigs. How many should I keep to help keep the cycle going? One? Two?

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Once you have the tank established, you don't need the snails anymore except as pets.

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Similar to what Soothing Shrimp said, I recommend just keeping the number that's pleasing to you aesthetically in the tank.
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But how can 20 little bitty shrimp keep a cycle alive in a 13g tank with two hungry HOBs to feed?

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But how can 20 little bitty shrimp keep a cycle alive in a 13g tank with two hungry HOBs to feed?

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