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How many shrimp in a 10" cube?

How many shrimp could I keep in a 10*10*10 inch cube (4.3 gal)? I was possibly going to make one and was thinking about some shrimp. I was thinking about 1 or 2 kinds of shrimp to go in it. What would be possible for this tank size?

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Doesnt matter how many you put in, you'll always end up with precisely 'one swarm' of shrimp. Just speaking from experience.
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Could I keep 2 types of shrimp in a tank that size and have a decent breeding population?

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Possible, sure, but if you've got two different breeding rates you might start to see a population difference. Neos will out-breed regular cardinias.
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Possible, sure, but if you've got two different breeding rates you might start to see a population difference. Neos will out-breed regular cardinias.
You might try a bright colored neocaridina (yellow neo or maybe a snowball neo) and then something like a green babaulti.

Or mix Malawas with whatever type of neo you choose.
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How would blue pearl shrimp and tangerine tigers do?

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It might be a bit of a challenge to maintain the proper conditions for tangerine tigers in a 5 gallon tank. They probably need something along the lines of CRS type tank set-up.

They are really awesome shrimp though.
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Doesnt matter how many you put in, you'll always end up with precisely 'one swarm' of shrimp. Just speaking from experience.
lol truer words have never been spoken. I couldnt even tell you how many RCS I have in my 10g. Just one big swarm.


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