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Old 02-29-2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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Determining number of shrimp in planted fish AQ

My planted 29 gal aquarium is about 1 month old and cycled. A week ago I added some zebra danios and skunk corys. They are all doing fine. I will be returning the danios and adding some cardinal tetra and dwarf groumi. And I would like to add some shrimp e.g. cherry shrimp.

How do I determine how many shrimp I can add and how many fish I need to reduce due to adding shrimp.

Appreciate any tips along this line,

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Old 03-01-2020, 07:05 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, so take this with a grain of salt, but I read somewhere that 10 per gallon is a good number.

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Old 03-01-2020, 07:38 PM   #3
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Hi RegisG,
I saw this question when you first posted it but did not reply.
10 shrimp per gallon is a number that I to have read on the internet.

I don’t think I am any kind of expert but I have been able to keep cherry shrimp alive for 3 years.

Here is what I have done and you can make off it what you want.
I started with 5 shrimp, after a few months I brought 4 or 5 more cherry shrimp just to be certain I had a strong mix of blood lines was my thinking.

I now have hundreds of cherry shrimp ,well several thousand would be closer to the truth but you would think I was full of it.

Shrimp breed easily. It’s unlikely you want to get a male only group to avoid breeding? Shrimp breed faster than MOST SPECIES of fish eat them .

By adding multiple hiding places for the shrimp to moult in .
Adding vegetables for other fish. Doing a normal water change routine as you would for fish. Water changing into a white bucket then netting the adult shrimp back into the tank. Feeding the fish a healthy food once a day. Not cleaning everything and making a sterile tank but allowing a normal healthy amount of biofilm to grow as it is in any tank. You to will have more shrimp than you can count.

I suggest you start with a handful and let them decide how many the tank can support.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:33 AM   #4
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Appreciate the responses.

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