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Co 2 with shrimps

Can I keep tiger shrimps in a well planted tank with co2 and a male simease fighter?
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CO2 inhibits breeding of shrimp, and almost all fish will eat any living thing that fits in their mouth.

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A lot of betta's love shrimp. lol. Some will be fine for a long time but usually they will pick one off sooner or later.

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

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What would be the best algae eater to keep with fighter and co2 then without causing and damage to plant?
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Otocinclus catfish
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Thanks for the help. I think I will get a few Otocinclus Catfish and see how they get on : )
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Hhahahaha they are probably one of the most amazing fish ever...very diligent workers. They are supposedly hard to acclimate to a tank but ever since going c02 ive never lost one. Non c02 and i have. Take ur time and drip acclimate them and u should be fine,

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I've kept a few in non co2 and have never had any problems so I'm rather confident they'll do fine. How many do you think I should get for a 28l tank?
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How many otocinclus shall I add to my 28l tank with co2?
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How many otocinclus shall I add to my 28l tank with co2?
I'd add one at a time to ensure they are getting enough to eat.
People sometimes add 5 or 6 oto's and there isnt enough algae for them all, and it can take weeks before they will start eating zuchini/cucumber etc, resulting in starvation.
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Would cooked peas be ok for them?
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Also would there be any trouble with the bettas?
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I think oto's and beta are fine.
My oto's do not eat cooked peas.
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Lol okay I realised that was a very random question to ask! I'm thinking of adding a some bog wood for extra hiding space for the octos. Not sure what fern to attach to it? Any ideas? ( other than java)
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My favorite fern is a type of java fern, its called Needle Leaf Java Fern
Bolbitis is also nice
Or Wendelov Java fern.
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