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Blackheart 11-29-2012 09:19 PM

RCS in 56 gallon
Could you put a whole bunch of Red Cherry Shrimp in a heavily planted 56 gallon column aquarium?

StraightAddicted 11-29-2012 09:22 PM

Yes it would not be a problem, just make sure water parameters are ideal (same with any fish). Its highly recommended to have moss and other plants in the tank, for hiding and breeding purposes.
The real question is what fish do you currently have in the tank? Or plan to have?

Blackheart 11-29-2012 09:55 PM

I'm not sure yet. I feel like the idea of a planted Cherry Shrimp, just them by themselves, is pretty nice. Maybe a couple snails, too. If I did have fish I was thinking some kind of small schooling/shoaling fish

GMYukonon24s 11-29-2012 11:31 PM

What kind of schooling fish are you thinking? I have shrimp in my 55 with guppies, plecos, and cories.

StraightAddicted 11-30-2012 12:36 AM

Just be careful on what snails you get. Some people hate them because they breed rapidly. If you going with schooling fish and you have a good size aquarium, check for different levels fish tend to swim in. Some swim at top of tank, middle, and low. With a 55g you have so many options to go with, just research and ask people with tanks you like to see what they have to offer.

Chaoslord 11-30-2012 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Blackheart (Post 2093630)
Could you put a whole bunch of Red Cherry Shrimp in a heavily planted 56 gallon column aquarium?

Last time I tried to count mine I gave up at 200. I just let them do there own thing. I do have sponge filters on my intakes. Even with the sponge filters, when I clean my canisters l find small cherries.

Blackheart 11-30-2012 01:16 PM

I was thinking about trying White Cloud Mountain Minnows With them

Soothing Shrimp 11-30-2012 01:29 PM

Ii have cherries in my 55. They breed slower than snails in there. I think they have a hard time finding each other at the right time.

Blackheart 11-30-2012 02:03 PM

I was just thinking a couple Nerite snails for Algae control.

StraightAddicted 12-01-2012 02:18 AM

You have the room for a school of oto's which would be active swimmers and dominate algea better than snails would, without them breeding like crazy.

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