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Old 04-10-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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How Many Shrimp Per Gallon?


I have two tanks I'm going to put shrimp (red cherry and wild neo.) in. Both are moderately planted, low-light, low-tech tanks. One is a 10g the other is 2.5. Both have HOB filters rated for the tank size.

Until this morning both were home to fish, so they're well-cycled. The 10g has been setup since November and was recently home to 20+ guppies. The 2.5g has been setup since January and was home to 15 juv guppies.

How many shrimp could I put in each? I'm not so worried about the 10 as I am the 2.5 (and I have another 2.5 if I end up getting more shrimp than I should put in there)
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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I have 100+ CRS in my 3g, but most of them are babies and young juvies. I have 12 adults and probably 15 larger juvies. I'd comfortably keep 30 adults in there. You could do more, but it'd probably start to look cluttered with shrimp.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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Good news! Thanks. I should be getting 15-20 juvies (about 1/4").

So a rule of 10-15 adult shrimp per gallon would be reasonable?

Yea, when I can't see my plants any more for the number of shrimp, I know I've got too many, lol. Guess I shouldn't wait until they're two deep to start thinning them out, right?
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