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Old 07-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Shrimp???

So i currently have a cycled 10 gallon for my baby convicts once i feel it is time for my pair to breed again, i ordered sand and a filter and some fake plants and they should be here monday. I was wondering if it would be okay to keep shrimp in the tank with the convict fry. I wasnt thinking anything special. It is a 10 gallon tank that someone gave me for free and i just wanted to know, if it is okay to do this, how many shrimp could i have??? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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You could do some RCS fairly easily in that setup. I used to keep some with my guppy fry when I was breeding them.

I would just start with 4-5 of them.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks. But when i said nothing to special i was really thinking nothing special (ghost shrimp, my LFS sells them at $1.50 for 10) how many ghost shrimp in a 10 gallon???
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*shrug* I don't really find RCS to be anything special

If RCS aren't your thing then you could try some wild type neocardinia. You should be able to buy those for $.25 - $.50 a piece. They are the same shrimp as the RCS but havent been bred for the color.

I would stick to those over ghost shrimp because the ghosts could possibly eat the fry while the neocardinia wouldn't touch them.
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I really want to stick to ghost shrimp, how many could i have in there???
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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I'd start with at minimum 3 and go up from there.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Ok, thanks!
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #8
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I forgot to ask, what do shrimp eat???
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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My ghost shrimp eat goldfish flakes... I heard they like lettuce too...
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Alright, thanks!!!
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