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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Black King Kong shrimp

What is the ideal tank size to keep BKK ? I'm currently cycling a 6 gal nano and was wondering if this would be a good size for them to breed on?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 11:36 PM
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The only thing is that of course, in smaller tanks, some substances (like bad ones) can have a greater effect. Definitely cycle for awhile, then maybe try CRS first to test it out, since BKK's are so expensive.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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I've been having some CRS SSS on a 9 gal for about 10 months no problem. Breeding slowly I have a steady colony going !!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 01:26 AM
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For BKK I like no less than 10-15g you need stable water conditions, in nanos it can swing easy

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i've heard 20 gal is generally ideal for shrimp keeping.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 03:42 AM
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Im using a 4 gallon currently but its been cycled a long time ago and used to house CBS + ruby red + WR. The Ruby is now berried. You just have to make sure there aren't swings in parameters or temperature.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 03:56 AM
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Rumors have it that Petco $1 per gallon sale is coming. Can't beat $20 for a 20G Long
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