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Old 02-16-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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Shrimp in new tank

Hi, I just wondered, when is a good time to add Tho lovely red shrimp to a new tank? We have been cycling for about a month, our water levels have been ok to introduce a cleanup crew consisting of snails and crabs, I just wondered is it ok to add shrimp now? Thanks

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Shrimp in new tank

It's not really helpful when you say 'our levels have been ok'...
Specific parameters are necessary.

When your Trates are below 10ppm, throw a shrimp or two in.

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Will they have anything to clean up?

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You will need to add food for the shrimp and any other inverts you put in a month old tank, but yes, I'd add shrimp to a newly cycled tank if my parameters (ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates mainly) were good/non existent.
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