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Shrimp-friendly plants

Hi folks,

I have a nano that is being set up for RCS. Was wondering what plants are best for shrimp tanks...and not moss. Moss seems to take too much maint, so I'm looking for another plant/plants that provide good cover for shrimplets and are low maint.

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My shrimp love guppy grass and wisteria. They also love the peacock moss in my tank, which I don't find to be any maintenance at all.

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Get some fissiden. They grow so slow, it'll take your a year before you even need to consider trimming it.
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Crypts and Anubias.
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Crypts and Anubis.
Thanks for the input. I have crypts and Anubis now. I just thought the babies could use more cover than they provide.

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anything is good if there is enough of it, think density.
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Thanks for the input. I have crypts and Anubis now. I just thought the babies could use more cover than they provide.
I also use hydrocotyle for front cover and shrimp seem to like to hide in it.
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