Bamboo Shrimp Tankmates

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I have a ten gallon with two bamboo shrimp. The zebra danio fry i have in there are approaching the size where i can move them to their permanent home. I am starting to think about what else may be appropriate to keep in the tank. I would like to keep red cherries but i am not sure they would be good tankmates. If not, i am thinking some interesting snails. I have seen some very pretty ones available online. My tank can get a little messy since the bamboo shrimp are filter feeders. I do water changes often to keep the substrate clean. It would be nice to have some critters to help with that. I think the waterflow may be too high for a betta to be comfortable.
 

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I may be wrong, but I think that you are fully stocked. Bamboo shrimp have a minimum of 20 or 30 gallons if I recall correctly. If not, then a sparkling or honey gourami would be nice
 

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If, you speak of Singapore Flower Shrimp here is my advice.

If, you keep some make sure that they always have food. ALWAYS, I have a 10 gallon thats been up for I think 10 months??? I got them after about 5 month. I made sure my tank could support them.
 

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RCS have basically no bioload so should be ok but you need to make sure the bamboo have enough to eat. RCS will just pick up the scraps. A nerite snail could help keep things toda too if you're feeding a lot.

Once the fish are out it should be better in terms of bioload if your filtration is decent.
 
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Yup, i feed them frozen baby brine shrimp or powdered algae wafers/krill daily. The tank is heavily planted and they are nearly always perched somewhere fanning.
 

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RainBetta said:
I may be wrong, but I think that you are fully stocked. Bamboo shrimp have a minimum of 20 or 30 gallons if I recall correctly.
No, that doesn’t sound right at all.
 

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Cherry shrimp are a great choice!

Maybe consider a couple of ember tetras (likea group of 6)?
 
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scarface said:
No, that doesn’t sound right at all.
I’ve read stuff that says that says that as well, though it seems to have more to do having a filter with enough current.
 
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I am happy to hear red cherry shrimp will be good in the aquarium. They are what i originally set up the 10 gallon for. I had to move Mario and Cecil over when i was medicating my 29 gallon. They are so much more active that i didn't want to move them back. It's so nice to see them perched all about instead of hiding.
 

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RainBetta said:
I may be wrong, but I think that you are fully stocked. Bamboo shrimp have a minimum of 20 or 30 gallons if I recall correctly. If not, then a sparkling or honey gourami would be nice
Yeah. I've heard sizes as large as 40 gallons. I'm not sure why they need such big tanks, but I agree with you
 

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GuppyGirl3 said:
Yeah. I've heard sizes as large as 40 gallons. I'm not sure why they need such big tanks, but I agree with you
The big tank thing probably is due to water quality - they require good water quality... which Im assure you know and have since you got the shrimp - and also the food source they require. A larger tank will theoretically have more food than a smaller one.
 
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