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I've been looking for how many shrimp you can fit comfortably in a certain space but have found no information on that.

I have an empty 3g tank which I'm looking into turning it into a shrimp tank. Going with the easy care red cherries, but how many can I house in there?

I added a huge piece of driftwood too, so the water available may be closer to 2.5g. Is space floor what counts with shrimp and not really swimming water? I just want them to be ok and happy with the space :) .
 

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I agree, start with 10 because in a few months you could possibly have hundreds in there. I had about 50 CRS crawling all over a 1.5 before I moved them.
 

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I hear the general rule of thumb for RCS is 8-10 per gallon. But there are some people who house more. If an overcrowding starts to happen in a tank, reproduction will slow.

I also agree with fish, start with 10. They will breed like roaches anyways.
 

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Some shrimp will choose to swim around some but yeah mostly surface area for them to walk around on is important. They like sticks leaves and stubstrate.
 
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