Originally Posted by manisinghb
I'm really interested in and considering taking the plunge into purchasing a few red cherry shrimp. Firstly, how many would you guys advise in a 72L tank alongside 6 neons, 6 micro-galaxy rasboras, a Betta and 3 otocinclus. And also, is there any point keeping both otocinclus and red cherry shrimp as I read both are good at eating algae (which one is better though)?
Well the otos would be a whole lot safer choice and they are a favorite among planted tank enthusiasts for algae control
As for the new plant, I haven't grown that one in particular. But, I read a ton in anticipation of my shipment. The general guidelines for bunch plants are to remove the band, snip off any damaged ends, strip the leaves for the bottom inch, and then insert that inch into the substrate. You want a healthy, bare stem in the substrate so it will root without the interference of rotting leaves. Giving a bit of space between stems is ideal so the light can reach the lower leaves. Now, you can just shove the bunch into the substrate as it comes and cross your fingers. Some tough plants will survive that. But, most of the time the lower leaves and stem rot and you end up with floating pieces or a dead plant.
And, check out the planted tank section here. Lots of good help.