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Just an FYI:

I have an unheated, planted tank (temp around 65-70) and I've had difficulty gathering information on how well plant, fish, and invert species do at these temperatures. Most tanks are tropical, after all.

It's a new planted tank and I'm a newbie. What does that spell? Algae, and lots of it. After doing some research and getting a lot of conflicting "temperature requirements" for shrimp species, I decided to try out some shrimp. I went to a few LFSs and found some red cherry shrimp (only 3.99 each--couldn't resist) and some yamato shrimp. I bought three cherries and two yamato.

Anyway, its been about two weeks now and I'm glad to say that both species are doing wonderfully in this unheated tank.

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I kept Ghost Shrimps at those temperatures, and they were doing good, just a little less active. Most plants that we grow do well in cooler water, and there are some fishies that can handle it too. White Cloud Mountain Minnows which like cool waters are now in that tank .


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I've read that the caridina japonica had a lower temp range than tropical.... can't give the numbers but from low tropical range down 10 or 15 degrees. I think the red cherrys were also lower.

I know when I forgot to plug in the heater again after a water change the Cari. japons seemed to be very active in my tank.
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I agree the lower temps should be fine
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