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Old 10-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Tank size?


I have been looking at getting shrimp off and on for years but its proven to be difficult with only ghosts in my area ... I was wondering what you would consider the minimum tank size for Cherries?
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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1 gallon- or in some cases even less. Cherries are extremely hardy.

Look at buying some different var of cherries in the sale section here. I always like to buy from members because they have a passion for it.
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The problem is I do not know how soon I can set up another tank And I do not want my cherries to get eaten by my ADF.

I didn't realize they needed so little space.

Have you ever tried mixing Shrimp with other species?
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with it being your first shrimp tank i would look at a 5 or 10 gallon. the more volume the more stable the parameters. even though cherry shrimp are hardy if something were to go wrong in a 1 gallon tank it will happen fast. also cherry shrimp reproduce pretty fast so a bigger tank will let you keep shrimp for longer before you have to thin them out.
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I have had shrimp before But never a designated tank.
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20g long is a killer size for shrimp. Parameters fluctuate much less and you can grow a massive colony.
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Wicca has a point. For a first time tank 5g-10g is perfect. And lets face it. A 1g tank from the LFS would cost about the same as a 5g or 10g basic.
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I have an ADF tank ... I am thinking of trying my hand with half a dozen ghosts in there. I keep my frogs well fed and they have small mouths so I do not think they will eat them but this will be a learning experience. I got the green light from my boyfriend to go for it. Just waiting for my plants to get here
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I have my first shrimp set up as a classic 10 gallon, plenty of room for the little guys. I have some fluval shrimp stratum if you need it. I ordered 2 bags offline and have used 1/2 of one bag. Have a whole unopened bag of the stuff if you want it for your shrimp tank.
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Is that safe for ADF? I currently have sand in my tank. I know Shrimp have special needs but my Snails have nice strong shells so I figured the shrimp would do well.
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Fluval Shrimp Stratum is specifically made for shrimp. so yes I would think it would be safe for other invertebrates as well. google it
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ADF are not inverts they are amphibians it looks like the main danger it poses is being ingested and impacting my frogs.
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That's what I would be nervous of too.
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I think I will play it safe
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i would not keep ghost shrimp with any other shrimp personally. ghost shrimp can be mean ive even seen them snip betta fins. and they can be food hogs, dwarf shrimp just dont do well with ghost shrimp most of the time. and a frog would eat them for sure. also with cherry shrimp you can use inert substrate like pool filter sand or even plain gravel.
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