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I know shrimp have an incredibly low bio-load, but I'm curious how low. Let's take a neon tetra as an example. How many shrimp do you think equal the bio-load of one neon tetra? This is more just curiosity than anything else.
 

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I would be totally guessing but I would say 10 shrimp to one neon tetra, which means in a planted tank you don't even have enough poop to fertilize the plants.
 

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physics says me that if you dont feed them then they have negative load
the amount of ammonia output as a byproduct of being dead is greater than the ammonia output as a byproduct of eating :wink: :icon_mrgr
 

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im on the 10:1 train but with a catch

we arent factoring feed in/out, which shrimp are quite good at

one neon tetra's metabolic output from cellular respiration sure beats a shrimp, but shrimp put far more little mice poop looking pellets into a tank imo so in the end, if you aren't cleaning a tank very well i think both species are pretty polluting given their differences in cellular waste output. we still input quite a bit of feed into shrimp tanks, thats their bioload too.
thats just my guess.
 
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