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I just set up a 5 Gallon aquarium a week ago and I'm planning on making it a Shrimp only tank. I know shrimp are super sensitive to ammonia but I want to order higher quality shrimp online. Would adding 10 Neocaridina davidi to a tank all at once cause the amonia to spike to much and kill off all the shrimp(especially since its a new tank)? Also I'm growing Staurogyne repens in the tank, anyone know quality fertilizers to use that are also shrimp safe? Also are my filter slots too large for shrimp? There a little smaller than an inch long.

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Substrate: Fluval Spectrum Substrate
Plants: Staurogyne repens
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For best results, cycle the tank BEFORE you stock it. 10 Neos should not present a problem as far as an ammonia spike. Just make sure not to overfeed them, and pull out any dead ones as soon as you see them. It is not uncommon to lose one or two of the weaker ones in the first few days, just don't leave them there to rot.

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The entire seachem line of liquid fertilizers are shrimp safe when dosed according to recommendations or less. And I wouldn't put any shrimp in an uncycled tank at all. I'd definitely do a fishless cycle before hand and then add the shrimp. If you do that you by no means will have to worry about an Ammonia or nitrIte spike harming or killing your shrimp.

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I just set up a 5 Gallon aquarium a week ago and I'm planning on making it a Shrimp only tank. I know shrimp are super sensitive to ammonia but I want to order higher quality shrimp online. Would adding 10 Neocaridina davidi to a tank all at once cause the amonia to spike to much and kill off all the shrimp(especially since its a new tank)? Also I'm growing Staurogyne repens in the tank, anyone know quality fertilizers to use that are also shrimp safe? Also are my filter slots too large for shrimp? There a little smaller than an inch long.

Tank info:
5 Gallons
Established for 1 week (I know I need to wait longer don't worry, test kit is coming in tomorrow)
Substrate: Fluval Spectrum Substrate
Plants: Staurogyne repens


Is that your filter? If you want to breed your shrimps, you might want to cover the filter intake w sponge


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