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How many cherries in a 2.5gal?

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I would like to remove the remaining cherries from my community tanks and put them in a separate 2.5 gallon tank (all i really have room for now) to allow them to grow a bit more and repopulate

About how many would i really be able to have in there before its considered overstocked and makes them sad?
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Yeah, 100+ sounds right. Someone here mentioned that they have over 200 in a 2g bowl. To me, that sounds like a crazy amount of shrimp but due to their small bioload and size, I could see how it would work.
I have a 5 gallon with hundreds of orange NEOS.
ok. That sounds great.

wasn't sure because I always see people posting huge shrimp tanks.

Start off with a handful and you have bizillions in no time. :)
6 months ago I put ten cherries in a 2.5 gallon. I really don't know how many I have, but I'm still seeing more new babies all the time. I could have hundreds.
Haha it's actually not your call. They will reach few hundred no matter how many you put there
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