Am I Overstocking?

yukiyamallama
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Hello! I have an 8 gallon long tank that currently has 10 Red Cherry Shrimps. Is it okay to add 30-40 more Red Cherry Shrimps? If it is too much, how much can I add?
 
redmare
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I would recommend just letting them breed! I have a 5 gallon that had 6 adults, and about 2 months later now has about 150... How long have you had them for?
 
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yukiyamallama
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redmare said:
I would recommend just letting them breed! I have a 5 gallon that had 6 adults, and about 2 months later now has about 150... How long have you had them for?
Just around 4-5 weeks? They already have that yellow saddle on their back.
 
redmare
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yukiyamallama said:
Just around 4-5 weeks? They already have that yellow saddle on their back.
fantastic! You're on the right track. Once you see some berried females, you'll be about 4-6 weeks away from babies. They have remarkably long gestation periods for something so small... I would just be patient. You'll have loads in no time.
 
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yukiyamallama
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redmare said:
fantastic! You're on the right track. Once you see some berried females, you'll be about 4-6 weeks away from babies. They have remarkably long gestation periods for something so small... I would just be patient. You'll have loads in no time.
Oh okay Thank You! Noted. Just out of curiosity if I do add 30-40 will it be bad?
 
redmare
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yukiyamallama said:
Oh okay Thank You! Noted. Just out of curiosity if I do add 30-40 will it be bad?
I guess no.. until they all breed and then you have several thousand. Shrimp have such low bioloads that filtration wouldn't even be an issue, just... that's a lot of shrimp. So if you really want to, then follow your heart. If you're really itching for more adults, maybe only get 10 or 15 more?
 
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yukiyamallama
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redmare said:
I guess no.. until they all breed and then you have several thousand. Shrimp have such low bioloads that filtration wouldn't even be an issue, just... that's a lot of shrimp. So if you really want to, then follow your heart. If you're really itching for more adults, maybe only get 10 or 15 more?
Ohh okay thank you very much!
 
JettsPapa
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yukiyamallama said:
Just around 4-5 weeks? They already have that yellow saddle on their back.
Are they all saddled? I'm asking because if you have all females then of course you won't get babies.
 
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yukiyamallama
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JettsPapa said:
Are they all saddled? I'm asking because if you have all females then of course you won't get babies.
Nope, I bought males as well. They didn't come saddled when I bought them
 

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