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Old 11-12-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Greetings from the Netherlands

Hi, my name is Laura. I've started my first aquarium last month (it's just 19 days old) and have a lot to learn. I love plants and when I saw a video about aquascaping I was sold.

So far my 25 litre (5 gallon) tank contains Java Fern, Cryptocoryne Parva and Ludwigia Mini (the normal and super red one). Also I have 2 pieces of mopani wood but I had someone tell me (on a facebook group) that this wasn't the best choice for a beginner since it changes the water parameters alot. Also just got the tip it would be good for the plants to get a heater in the tank.

I just want to take things slow with the tank since I'm such a beginner and would be devastated if I bought an animal like fish or shrimp and they'd be extremely unhappy.

I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions about were to go to with my tank. Since it's quite small I can imagine my choices are limited but I'm open to learn a lot from you guys, thanks for reading
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thank you melosu58!

Figured I could post a picture of my tank If it works...

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Old 11-12-2019, 01:01 PM   #4
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Hello, 5 gallons is the perfect size for a single betta or a pea puffer. You could also do an all shrimp tank.
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Hello, 5 gallons is the perfect size for a single betta or a pea puffer. You could also do an all shrimp tank.
Those are 2 beautiful fish

I'd rather have more then 1 of a species. It just looks like they would be lonely and it comes along a bit sad for me watching it.
Please understand I don't judge when someone has a single of a species since I get that there's nothing wrong with it and that the fish is happy. It's just a personal opinion from what I'd prefer.

But some shrimps would be great to look at and I think it's a nice tank for it. I kinda have some questions regarding them though (idk if I'm allowed to post them the introductions section).

- What species of shrimp is not too difficult to start with and keep happy?
- How many shrimps are a good start (5 gallon, 25 litre)?
- How do I control the population?

Of course I understand that I will have meet the shrimp's requirements first in my tank before buying them.
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Here are some great choices Laura - https://aquariumadviser.com/freshwater-aquarium-shrimp/
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:39 AM   #7
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Article looks very informative, wil be reading it later today. Thank you!
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