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Old 05-25-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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What plants to shrimp enjoy


I have a 20H that is CO2 injected, EI ferts, and medium light. The shrimp have been in the tank for over 6 months without any problems.

I just finished getting the last of the fish out of the 20H into my 75 so now the 20 is a shrimp only tank.

I would really like to get the tall plants out of the tank and just have some substrate cover. Right now, I have dwarf sag, riccia, and several types of mosses, wisteria, crypt wend, water sprite, several java ferns, an anubias, and hydrocotyle japan.

The substrate is blasting sand. If this was your shrimp eden, what would you keep/discard/add?

It a piece of driftwood as well as cholla wood and indian almond leaves.

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Old 05-25-2015, 11:04 PM   #2
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Definitely keep the mosses
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They love moss. They'd probably like hair grass, too, and maybe a floater they can crawl around on.
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Najas G is being used by many shrimp breeders.
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Definitely moss, naja grass, suesswassertang and I keep narrow leaf java fern in their tanks as well as petite nanas. I also have duckweed in all the shrimp tanks. That was not intentionally it just showed up and the shrimp love it. Floating food gets stuck on it and the shrimp hang on the underside of the duckweed and eat the food. Duckweed is great for shrimplet foods.
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Mine really enjoy loosely spread moss. Giant balls of java moss are their favorites. The second most desirable thing would be my frogbit. They loved to crawl all over the bottom of the frogbit and dozens of them can be seen at a time. Other than that, they do enjoy just about any jungle foliage. They are crawling all over the water sprite I just added.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:37 PM   #7
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THank you all. I have some naja growing in my 75, when I have a healthy amount, I will transfer it. Otherwise, I think they should be pretty happy. I think I may move the wisteria though, I just think it is too much in the 20.
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my cherrys love the java moss and the ghost keep to the sword its like my tank is divided into top and bottom
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