Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-25-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 170
Stocking 2.5g shrimp tank -- how many is too many?

I have a 2.5 gallon rectangular tank with three ghost shrimp and a single mystery snail. I'm thinking of adding more shrimp, but I'm wondering how many more I could fit. Probably not more than two I'm assuming? Just want to check
__________________

__________________
goodeyesniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bruinsbro1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California Coastline
Posts: 5,663
Um I'm not an expert stocking master but I think adding three more is fine.
__________________

__________________
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
--John Wooden
bruinsbro1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 170
My main concern is that the ones I have now don't finish off the algae wafers I put in, which really clouds my tank's water, so I'm hoping to add more so I have less waste
__________________
goodeyesniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodeyesniper View Post
My main concern is that the ones I have now don't finish off the algae wafers I put in, which really clouds my tank's water, so I'm hoping to add more so I have less waste
why dont you just feed less? if you want them cause there interestng,thats fine,but why get them to get rid of such an easy fix?
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Terrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,577
Probably around 25 dwarf shrimps. Red cherry, red crystal, amano, green, bumblebee, tiger, etc. Just make sure that you don't choose shrimps that will cross breed in the neocaridina species.
__________________
Kind Regards,
Terrance
Terrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by alLexX View Post
why dont you just feed less? if you want them cause there interestng,thats fine,but why get them to get rid of such an easy fix?
I'm currently feeding them about a half/quarter wafer every/ every other day or so, so maybe I should just cut back and let them wait a few days to eat?
__________________
goodeyesniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodeyesniper View Post
I'm currently feeding them about a half/quarter wafer every/ every other day or so, so maybe I should just cut back and let them wait a few days to eat?
yeah,thats fine
__________________

__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2.5 gallon, rim, shrimp, shrimp tank, stocking, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
55g tank stocking help. I have 3 clowns and a black blenny Jacj Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 08-08-2011 02:51 AM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 01:22 PM
New shrimp tank Desastre Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 07-19-2011 03:53 AM
Shrimp tank size leikela Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 07-18-2011 05:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.