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Hey guys,

I am VERY interested in setting up a shrimp tank. I was wondering what size tank would be the best. Space is limited so anything above 20 is out of the question and i would prefereably want a 10 gallon, but is that too small for shrimp?

I really dont know anything about them and was wondering what special precautions need to be taken -- especially for breeding purposes. I am intersted in either keeping crystal red shrimp or blue tiger shrimp (expensive). I was going to make it heavily planted...but then what type of light do i use on a 10 gallon?
 

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hello Alec, 10 gallon be more then enough for a shrimp tank. they're not list fish, so less bio load. u can start w/ Red Cherry Shrimp then move on or add more advanced shrimp like Crystal Red and others. I'm setting up a 5 gallon nano for shrimp, will start a journal next week or so.... g'luck.

here's a chart for type of shrimps u can keep in same tank. :)
http://www.planetinverts.com/Will These Shrimp Interbreed.html
 

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i would start with cherry shrimp to, there alot easier than tigers or crystal reds to start with. you can have 100 shrimp in a 10g tank. just do some research here about shrimp and you will find all the answers you need.
 

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Blue shrimp are still costly. Crystal Reds are down to where Red Cherries were a year or so back. They are just as easy to keep as RCS but mine have not yet born young. Tanks at 65 degrees probably isn't helping. I'm warming them up now.
 
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