20 Gal Tall Vs Long For Shrimp?

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Mom2some

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Would one or the other be better?
Dreaming of starting a shrimp tank... and trying to hash out a realistic budget/space/etc. I know for a lot of fish the 20 long is preferable, but does it matter for shrimp? Might have some CPDs or other Nano fish in there too..
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A 20 gallon tank would be better, as it has more surface area to develop biofilm and algae for the shrimp, as well as more room. That being said, a 20 gallon tall would work just fine as a shrimp breeding tank.
 

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I think it depends on the shrimp and other tank inhabitants. As long as they have things to climb, long vs. high isn't really going to matter - personal experience. I have a 30 tall, 20 tall, and 29 with shrimp. My neos are top to bottom of all 3 tanks, and love hanging out on the duckweed at the top of the 30 tall.
 

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You can keep cherry shrimp in pretty much any container that has some plant matter for them to get their food from and enough water for them not to suffocate. I have kept them in a 1g vase (with no filter mind you) for a while but I changed up pretty much all my tanks. I now have 11 blue velvet on a 2.5g and they are breeding (the tank has a lot of plants and a good filter). Also have a lot of them in my 20 ish gallon community tank.
 
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