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So what is your preferred tank size for breeding colonies of shrimp?

In the past mine has been 10g just because I have that size tank and I like that size tank. :hihi: People have kept up to a few hundred shrimp on a 10g so that usually works for me.

In the past my 55g was a pure shrimp tank as well. This is a bit impractical for small spaces though.


So, what do you think the perfect tank size is for a breeding colony?

-Andrew
 

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Obviously, breeder tanks give a lot ground area for the shrimp to walk around on, and you can really pack one with lots of driftwood, but I have never used one for before, the one I'm setting up now will be my first.
 

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I have a 15g tank that was originally supposed to be a qt tank that I turned into a shrimp tank. It works well with more floor space than a 10g. I'm trying to thin out the colony a little right now by feeding them to my convicts, but eventually I plan on using that tank as a baby swordtail grow out tank if I can a keep it from being overstocked.
 

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I'm currently using my Mini M but have tons of Bio Media (Bio Rio 3L, Bio Sponges 1L, and Bamboo Carbon that is useable for Bio afters its exhausted 2L).

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Personally I've never had luck with multi species tanks, one always outcompetes the other and only one type remains a few months later...

10g. Plenty of space for two species with hundreds of individuals, and it costs under $10...
I think 10g is the way to go but please keep posting your opinions and experiences!

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In my 3.6G tank the RCS are out breeding the CRS. At feeding time the CRS get what they want though so it shouldnt be too much of a problem. Maybe down the line i'll move the CRS into another tank if the RCS population gets too overwhelming for them.
 

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I like 20 gallon long the best. It looks much more spacious than its actual size (20 gallons). Plus, a larger footprint is a nice thing to have!
 

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What about 15 gallon longs? Granted at the moment their price is crazy... but the dimensions are nice (but not for scaping)

Seems to me 10-20 is about average.

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10g works great for me.

In the coming weeks I will be setting up a 65g for plecos, hillstream loaches, and shrimp. This will free up two tanks for CRS and other shrimp (Hawaiian Reds!!!! spleeeeeeeee). Will see how that works out.
 
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