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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Optimum cherry red tank size?

I filled my main tank up to its capacity as far as stocking levels go.
My 10 gallon quarantine tank turned into a shrimp tank.
I picked up two female, and one mail cherry red, and they multiplied.
There are about 14 little baby shrimp in the quarantine tank now, and I am hooked on cherry reds.
I would like to get my quarantine tank back for what is meant to be used for.
So I am thinking about picking up another tank just for cherry reds.
Watching them I really cant tell what kind of tank would suit them best, they seem to be here there and everywhere.
There are some red root floaters in there they hang on the roots, they are on the bottom of the tank, they are everywhere.
I would like to pickup a tank just for the shrimp.
Anny recommendations on a tank shape?
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I use a Fluval Spec V... its only half the size of the 10 gallon you have but as long as there are hiding spaces and a shrimp friendly environment (Plants, substrate etc.). You should be fine. Shrimp have a very small footprint so you can get away with having lots in a small space.

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Red cherries? Not Crystal Red shrimp?

RCS - Red Cherry Shrimp
CRS - Crystal Red Shrimp

Tank size, minimum, would be a 5g, but 10's or 20's or even 20 long can be great tanks, too! I have my shrimp in a 10g atm, except the opae ulas are in a smaller tank, but would like to upgrade them to a larger tank sometime in the future.
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I keep cherries in tanks ranging from 5.5 to 125 gallons. As long as the aquarium is well-cycled and matured they should move pretty easily to your new setup with the same water parameters. The main advice I have is get it planted and going (the longer the better) before adding shrimp.

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