Looking to buy some cherry shrimp. i already have ghost shrimp in the tank, do u think they will inter-breed? and how many shrimp is too many for a 10 gallon? haha. thx guys!
You can have way more shrimp than that in a 10g. If your colony gets prolific you will have a tank with over a hundred adults and easily 200 babies at any given time. Shrimp aren't big waste makers so can easily be kept with high numbers....as long as you are regular in water changes and get the debris that will build up in their eating spots.I had read somewhere not to exceed 50 shrimp in a 10G, but that sounds like an awful lot of shrimp for the space in a 10G. I should have my Cherries arriving today and I will have to split them amongst 4 tanks.
Not mixing your shrimp I think is spot on advice. Plus its an excuse to set up another 10 gallon tank. Make sure to use a sponge filter or some sort of sponge to block your filter intake or you will never see your babies.As for the shrimp, I would rather have cherries alone, than with ghosts
That is very good to know. I just received and have been acclimating my shrimp. I ordered 60 and it looks like I got about 5-10 extras. I will start with about 20-25 in my 2.5 (office) and take the other 40-50 to my 5.5 (home). I set these tanks up so I could house shrimp at both locations and transfer some to the bigger tanks (10G-office, 50G-home) as they breed.You can have way more shrimp than that in a 10g. If your colony gets prolific you will have a tank with over a hundred adults and easily 200 babies at any given time.