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Is it bad to have too many kinds of shrimp in one tank?

I can only have a limited number of tanks... so how many species can I cram into one tank? Will there be competition? Here's the list I'm thinking about, some I have, some I will add.

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Malawas
Super Tigers
(1) Amano
C. babaulti

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that looks ok to me i dont think any can cross breed. i would go with a 20 gal tank long is always better than tall and all should do well with a ph of 7 or a bit higher so you shouldnt need a buffer substrate gravel or pool filter sand will be fine. as long as you have lots of mosses and other plants you should get lots of bio film for them to eat
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As long as you can meet the parameter needs of all the shrimp, I don't see why it would be an issue.

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Awesome. Yes my parameters are suitable/within the preferred range of all of them.

I was just worried that some might dominate the tank, eat others, hog food, etc.

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tigers can be food hogs along with amano's so just watch after you feed and see if they all have food. just be sure to acclimate them well and they should all be good to go.
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Ya I would watch that Amano. Mine pick up the food and leave with it so you might have trouble getting the food to your others unless you end up overfeeding.
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I never had much issue with Tigers and neos together but the Tigers were quite a bit larger so they could have cause problems if they wanted.

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If I add Sulawesi Cardinals to the list will it still be OK? Thanks for all the input!

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I can't say but IMO this wouldn't be an attractive tank. Too much going on with so many shrimp. I personally like a single species or two that compliment each other. Three tops if you are really cramped for space.

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If I add Sulawesi Cardinals to the list will it still be OK? Thanks for all the input!
With their requirements (higher temperature, pH, etc.) it will be very difficult to maintain parameters that keep them happy along with the other shrimp.
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