29 gallon guppy tank getting red cherry shrimp mates.

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Innocent159, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Innocent159

    Innocent159Valued MemberMember

    I have a 29 gallon lightly planted guppy tank and want to add red cherry shrimp.
    my cycle is stable tank has been running for +-6months with no problem, deaths here and there due to human error or old ages.
    Want to know if 5 red cherry shrimp would have a great effect on my tank and the cycle?
    do weekly 20 or 30% water changes
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Nope, 5 cherry shrimp shouldn't add much of a bioload. I doubt you'll see anything.
     
  3. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Agreed, it shouldn't do anything significant, except more color!
     
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    Innocent159

    Innocent159Valued MemberMember

    I like colour. And will i see them reproduce as easy as my guppies?

    Will my adult guppies eat the small red cherry shrimp? I have them in a breeder net now but I hate breeder nets, fish get trip sometimes and stress.
     
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  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Red cherry shrimp usually reproduce frequently if they're kept in suitable conditions.

    The adult guppies may eat the baby shrimp.
     
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    Innocent159

    Innocent159Valued MemberMember

    Some of my shrimp are small. Have 5 now. Going to build some caves today

    Proposed rock work for shrimps without enabling guppies to get to them.

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    Going to try and glue everything tomorrow night as it wouldn't stick today. Rocks may have been too wet. Using marine silcone
     
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  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think many types of live plants work better than rocks for that purpose.
     
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    Innocent159

    Innocent159Valued MemberMember

    Got java mos, java fern, anubias, vallisneria, water wisteria (needs to grow bigger), and some other plant i dont know the name of. Will decorate rocks with plants once they in.
     




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