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Old 01-01-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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How many shrimp in a 5 gallon?

I want to add either red cherry shrimp or ghost shrimp, or half and half in my 5 gallon tank, the tank will have a betta, one mystery snail, and in the future one nerite snail
I am planning on 10 shrimp, is that ok or can I add more?
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I would stick with one or the other...either ghost or cherry shrimp
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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Do they fight?
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Ghost shrimp have been known to get aggressive and eat the shrimplets
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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Ok, I'm trying to get some cherry shrimp cheap, and with cash, know of anybody that might have some?
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Ghost shrimp have been known to get aggressive and eat the shrimplets
I agree - in my experience ghosts are more aggressive than the RCS, I am sure they would not get along well. And the ghosts I have are bigger than the RCS.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:43 PM   #7
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Ok, so I can easily get ghost shrimp from my LFS, do you think I can put 10 in there?
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I would do five to start off with and then go from there...because I have read they can be aggressive towards each other as well
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Your LFS should be able to order you some RCS i'd have thought?
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Also be careful because some bettas don't take kindly to new visitors. I had 1 ghost shrimp with my betta. No problem. I added 3 more and he killed those, but not the original one (that one was the smallest). So careful
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Sorry, bit off topic but how do i start my own thread to ask my own questions?
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:35 PM   #12
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I don't know if they can order, it's petsmart so I don't know
I think I'm sticking to the ghosts, I'll add 5 then the rest, I'm adding the betta last so yea
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Can I put like 8 yellow shrimp and 2 blue shrimp?
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Sorry, bit off topic but how do i start my own thread to ask my own questions?
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