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Author Topic: Could I add any Cherry Shrimp?  (Read 3405 times)
SouthsideChamps
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« on: July 24, 2008, 07:05:41 PM »

I have a ~35 gallon tank with 7 tiger barbs, 6 cherry barbs, and 3 julii cories (No fish stores around me have julii cories right now, sorry, I know I need 6, and that is my #1 priority right now). The tank is 1 year old with normal perameters (0 amm., 0 nit., 5-10 nitrate), and there is some algae growth on plant leaves, and also some on the glass of the tank. I am working on adding as many plants as I can. All fish seem pretty calm, the tiger barbs are not very aggresive ones. So, do you think I could add cherry shrimp? I haven't been able to find anything about their bioload, but I'm guessing it's pretty minimal. Also, how many should you add at first? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 09:09:49 PM »

well, if you want to give your fishies very expensive snacks you could add some lol

to be honest i have found my shrimp do way better in species only tanks, the shrimp will either get eaten unless the tank has loads! of cover, and in a comunity you are unlikely to see the results of reproduction.

its not impossible it will work however, but i myself would not try it. . . ive tried the bigger and stronger (and WAY cheaper) ghost shrimp, but their numbers thin slowly till i only have 3 or 4 left no matter how many i add, i can only surmise thye are being hunted down and eatenified.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 10:31:19 AM »

I agree with Corwin.  The only place you'll find the cherry shrimp surviving and perhaps prospering is in your filter...  Smiley
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SouthsideChamps
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 11:43:46 AM »

Alright, thanks for the help. I might add ottos or an SAE instead if I can.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2008, 08:05:39 PM »

Would somebody please explain all that to the cherry shrimp in my 120?  They are akin to cockroaches in that tank. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 10:00:20 PM »

They breed like roaches and once they infest a tank the fish can't eat enough of them to ever get rid of them. ><>

Erin, I'll take a guess that you have alot of hiding places for them to spend their spare time mulitplying.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 10:03:14 PM »

yah, me too Erin, I think a heavily planted tank does the job.
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