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Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:31 am

Hi,
At the moment I have 5 danios and I am just in the process of cycling so I know that I cant add any other fish yet but, I would eventually like to add some shrimp, do they benefit my tank in any way? Are they useful or a waste of time?
Thanks for any advice :)
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Re: shrimp

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:46 am

IndianoAnnie wrote:I would eventually like to add some shrimp, do they benefit my tank in any way? Are they useful or a waste of time?


Not entirely sure as to what you are getting at, but I hope the Danios don't become 'a waste of time' when they have finished cycling the tank :wink:
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Re: shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:25 am

how would they become a waste of time ?
thanks
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Re: shrimp

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:19 am

IndianoAnnie wrote:how would they become a waste of time ?
thanks


In the same sense that you wrote....

'I would eventually like to add some shrimp, do they benefit my tank in any way? Are they useful or a waste of time'
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Re: shrimp

Postby wilfy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:39 am

can i ask hear please, what kind of shrimp ,would be best suited ,to a comunity tank ,i quite fancy the thought of them in my tank,but would be devistated to add the wrong type,and have them die or even eaten.
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Re: shrimp

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:47 am

wilfy wrote:can i ask hear please, what kind of shrimp ,would be best suited ,to a comunity tank ,i quite fancy the thought of them in my tank,but would be devistated to add the wrong type,and have them die or even eaten.


Wifly, what is currently in the tank? tank size? how long has it been set up?
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Re: shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:06 am

ha i didnt mean like that, In the sense that I wanted snails for alge at first but was told that they arnt that good and that they poop alot and make marks on tank. I quite like cherry shrimp but I was wondering if they had any negatives
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Red cherry shrimp
Cycled
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Re: shrimp

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:19 am

IndianoAnnie wrote: I quite like cherry shrimp but I was wondering if they had any negatives
thanks


No negatives, good water conditions, don't let the NitrAtes rocket and they would appreciate live plants or some moss, they like to graze on the micro-organisms that plant life produce

If they like their home, the numbers will increase :)
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Re: shrimp

Postby wilfy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:36 pm

400 ltr rio ,been going 2 year + ,

4 red eyed tets
8 neon tets
6 rummy nose
3 corrys
2 golden algie eaters
4 sward tails
2 butterfly plecs
8 asorted platies
blame the wife for the platies,lol :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:14 pm

okay thanks alot Mike :)
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Re: shrimp

Postby englishmx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:22 pm

wilfy wrote:400 ltr rio ,been going 2 year + ,

4 red eyed tets
8 neon tets
6 rummy nose
3 corrys
2 golden algie eaters
4 sward tails
2 butterfly plecs
8 asorted platies
blame the wife for the platies,lol :rofl: :rofl:


Can't see a problem with adding some Cherry's (provided they are not shrimplets)
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Re: shrimp

Postby wilfy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:50 pm

cool, will look into it,will need to read up on how to look after them first ,never had shrimps :D
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