The general rule of thumb is 1 gal/WCMM and 1 gal/10RCS.)
Man what? Where in the world did you get the inch/gallon rule from my post?the one inch per gallon is very out dated, that method does not put the beneficial bacteria in effect, it just lets you have more fish, you need to think about the beneficial bacteria as well as the amount of room they have, you can't have a 1foot oscar in a 10 gallon right? that just does not make sense
I still say about 15-20 WCMM and about 10-15 RCS or any other shrimp you want to do
is this going to be a planted tank? the shrimp would benefit from a planted tank, and I reckon that the WCMM would love some moneywort or any other floating plants so they feel more secure going to the surface
Man what? Where in the world did you get the inch/gallon rule from my post?
All I was saying is that the bioload for a WCMM usually takes up about 1 gallon of tank water (inch per gallon would say 1.6 FYI) and that the bioload for shrimp is 10 shrimp per gallon. The tank was already mentioned as a 55 gal so the footprint is fine for WCMM which just leaves how much of the BB share and waterspace they require. Since minnows are schooling fish, it's smaller than one would think because they usually don't mind rubbing shoulders IF they've got the space to cruise as well.
at least i'm assuming it's a near standard 55 gal tank. If it's something odd that is less than 2 feet wide.