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If I wanted to do a shrimp "bowl" in a .75 betta tank would i need a bubbler? Or would the shrimp be fine with out it? I am going to be putting in cholla wood, moss, and mini marimo balls.


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Try this article for tips on keeping shrimp in small planted tanks.

http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/00388Shrimp.pdf

I personally put a bubbler in one pico and none in another pico tank. They both work well but the one with bubbles doesn't form a scummy surface.

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What is a Pico? I have been reading on here and haven seen what it means but have seen it alot!
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Iirc Pico is 5 gallons and under? And i have an old tea dispenser that is no tech. And without a bubbler you'll definitely get that surface scum, but i don't think it effects the shrimp at all.
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Iirc Pico is 5 gallons and under? And i have an old tea dispenser that is no tech. And without a bubbler you'll definitely get that surface scum, but i don't think it effects the shrimp at all.

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Iirc Pico is 5 gallons and under? And i have an old tea dispenser that is no tech. And without a bubbler you'll definitely get that surface scum, but i don't think it effects the shrimp at all.
Personally I say nano is 10-3 gallons, pico is 3 and under, and palmtop... is a tank that has to fit in your hand, haha.

And I've had shrimp breed incredibly well in a .75 gallon no tech bowl. After 6 months I pulled out 50+ shrimp when I started with 2. Did partial water changes ~3x a week to prevent scum
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Personally I say nano is 10-3 gallons, pico is 3 and under, and palmtop... is a tank that has to fit in your hand, haha.

And I've had shrimp breed incredibly well in a .75 gallon no tech bowl. After 6 months I pulled out 50+ shrimp when I started with 2. Did partial water changes ~3x a week to prevent scum


Nice! I'm excited. Just started a shrimp bowl also. Want to see how this turns out. Good luck


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