Best 10 Gallon Cherry Shrimp Setup?

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  1. Ben123456

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    Ive had a 10 gallon tank cycling for a couple weeks now. Once the tank has finished cycling I'd like to setup the PERFECT 10 gallon shrimp tank. I decided i probably should start with cherry shrimp since this is my first time keeping them. I'd like to hear some opinions on a 10g setup that would be a shrimp heaven. Also.. Can my big old mystery snail coexist with them? Thanks for all the info!
     
  2. Rtessy

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    Hey there! Best shrimp set up I've had is a lot of Java moss and subwassertang. The subwassertang is the carpet, and I have a row of PVC glued together on the back that has Java moss on it. I could get a pic later.
    They can definitely live with a mystery snail, BUT if the mystery snail isn't fed enough it will eat shrimp. Otherwise it won't even eat shrimplets. They need a lot of protein and stop eating once full, so if it's eating, it's hungry
     
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    No disrespect to Rtessy, but Ive never heard of a mystery eating a shrimp. I have heard of them eating live plants if hungry enough. That aside, yes, they can cohabitate. I have the same in my tanks. Just wood, leaves, moss, proper water and food and any tank can be a heaven for shrimp and snails.
    Keep in mind though that mysteries and shrimp do eat the same foods so keeping that balanced is necessary.
     
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    keep nerites, moss of some sort, hiding spots, moss balls, water lettace shrimp paridise
     
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    Agreed, shrimp love cholla wood and moss! They also seem to like alder cones, and leaf litter, like Indian almond leaves.
    Having a glass feeding dish is useful too, since it makes feeding less messy.
     
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    I have a range of tanks from 6gal to 58gal for shrimp only and my best of the lot is the 10gal also has a nerit snail.
     
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    I'd never heard of it either, but I watched my mystery snail eat a live shrimp. Worst thing I've seen, by the time I knocked him off of it there was only a head left and one little leg, still twitching... :arghh:
     
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