Cherry Shrimp In A 10gal.

Status
Not open for further replies.

Caitlin86

Well Known Member
Messages
777
Reaction score
350
Points
53
Location
Canada
Experience
Just started
300????? please dont do that. I would recommend 20. Is ur tank cycled bc shrimp need an established tank (biofilm) that is at least 3 months old.
 

andychrissytank

Valued Member
Messages
483
Reaction score
197
Points
88
Experience
1 year
get about 6-8 and they will reproduce about once a month
keep in mind the inbreeding rule~ if you have x organisms, it'll take them x/2 generations to be forced to inbreed (so for 6, 3 generations)
for food you can get sinking shrimp pellets, fish food, algae wafers, blanched veggies, brine shrimp, decaying plant matter
you can also supplement with chola wood and cuttlefish shells
a good population would be about 100-175 , or about 10-16 shrimps per gallon, for 300 you will need a superpowerful filter and more frequent water changes and lots of food
but they like jungle type aquariums so you need mosses, ferns, anubias', and banana lillies to provide a lot of cover, so who knows just how many of them are even in there, just don't use co2
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
OP
T

Themaniac19

Valued Member
Messages
299
Reaction score
45
Points
63
Location
Frozen Pond
I'm not sure what you mean by this. You can inject shrimp tanks with CO2, even with dense populations of shrimp.
CO2 binds to hemoglobin molecules and it takes energy (ATP) and time to rid them of it. If they can't do it in time they'll die. Pretty much how people die of carbon monoxide poisoning, except in a much faster time since it has a stronger bond (triple instead of double I believe). With so many shrimp there will be a ton of CO2 in the water already.

[Edit]
Shrimp don't have hemoglobin, but the function and chemical should be quite similar.
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,062
Reaction score
9,019
Points
608
Location
Texas
Experience
2 years
I understand CO2 poisoning; I don't think it's a bigger concern here than it would be in a tank with fish in it though.

You can still inject CO2, you'll just need to make sure you don't put too much in to kill the shrimp. But the same is true no matter what you keep in the tank, either fish or shrimp or other inverts. I don't think the shrimp will produce so much CO2 that it's a serious threat.
 

Dolfan

Fishlore VIP
Messages
4,390
Reaction score
290
Points
308
Experience
More than 10 years
@TexasDomer is correct, serious shrimp keepers pump tons of CO2 into their planted tanks with fancy regulated systems etc. But this doesn't mean you need to, you can have a great low light planted tank very easily.
If you are just getting into shrimpkeeping, I would recommend avoiding the CO2 for now. Start with some nice color cherry shrimp and figure things out. In a few months you'll have an established colony and at that point you can upgrade to a CO2 system, higher PAR light, etc. Could be just me, I'm the type of person that doesn't want to complicate things too much when I'm just getting started.
 

TexasDomer

Fishlore Legend
Messages
33,062
Reaction score
9,019
Points
608
Location
Texas
Experience
2 years
Could be just me, I'm the type of person that doesn't want to complicate things too much when I'm just getting started.
I'm the same way, but I'm past the point of "just getting started" and I still don't want to get into complicated CO2 quite yet haha
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar




Top Bottom