How many and what kind of shrimp should I get...
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
deepghosh
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 44
Default How many and what kind of shrimp should I get...

I'm finally ready to buy my first batch of shrimp for my nano (I'm going to put on a sponge pre-filter before adding any shrimp). I was thinking of either RCS or PFRs... I like the PFRs better but are they more difficult to care for? Since it will be my first time keeping shrimp, I don't want to get in over my head. Also, how many shrimp should I start out with for a tank this size? I think it's about 3 gallons. Any advice is appreciated

deepghosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
jemminnifener
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Mateo, CA
Posts: 214
Default

I would say start off with about 10, and PFRs are not more difficult to take care of than RCS.

BTW, your scape looks really nice!
jemminnifener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,581
Default

Rcs, pfr, fire reds, cherries, they are all the same breed (selectively bred for color) and are the hardiest & easiest to care for. Do a bunch of reading on their care, and I would star with 6 to 10 at most. In a few months you will have more than you know what to with
__________________
jbrady33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
Jayme
Planted Member
 
Jayme's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Leesburg, GA
Posts: 286
Default

Beautiful tank!
Jayme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
deleted_user_17
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Usa
Posts: 260
Default

I agree, nice set up and it should be a great home for some shrimp
__________________
deleted_user_17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:32 AM   #6
deepghosh
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 44
Default

Thanks all

I just ordered 10 fire reds from jimko, looking forward to raising my shrimp!
deepghosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #7
GeToChKn
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Default

Just out of curiosity, what substrate is that and what are your water parameters? You need to order shrimp according to the parameters as different shrimp need different water and putting shrimp in water not suited to them is just asking to give them a slow death and over the course of a month or two, you will have shrimp left.
__________________
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 12:25 AM   #8
deepghosh
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 44
Default

The substrate is ADA Amazonia II
Ammonia- 0
Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- between 10-20
pH- 6.6
Temperature- 74-75 F

From my understanding these parameters will be fine for cherry shrimp... right?
deepghosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012