Cherry Shrimp Thoughts

  1. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Hi! I need your thoughts on this tank and cherry shrimp.
    It is a 55 gallon tank, with a submerged filter. Substrate will be Black Diamond. There will be a large cave, a rock, and some driftwood as decorations. Algae often grows on the right wall of the tank as there is a window. Plants will include 2 Anubias plants, java moss, 2 bunches java fern, 2 bunches moneywort, and 6 Marimo moss balls. Tank mates will include a mystery snail, possibly a few nerite snails but not for sure, orange-finned loach, platy, 9 skirt tetras, 6 dwarf neon rainbowfish, 12 panda cories, and 2 rainbow cichlids.
    Will cherry shrimp do good in this tank? Will they be eaten by any of the fish? Are there enough plants of the right type? Any issues you can see? How many shrimp to start? I've heard they breed relatively fast. c:
     
  2. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, they'd be eaten by the rainbow cichlids and the rainbowfish.
     

  3. jmaldo Well Known Member Member

    When I first started, I thought I want some shrimp (10) . Rookie mistake. My Black Skirt Tetras had a nice lunch. Very expensive lunch. Did have 1 survive for a day but...
     
  4. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Any shrimp that would work?
     

  5. jmaldo Well Known Member Member

    I do have 2 amanos in my 55. No one bothers them. I have even seen them stand up to the the platys and SAE's when I feed them vegetables.
     
  6. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Okay, awesome! Thanks guys! If I do shrimp (which I might, they look so cute) I will just get them their own tank. Minimum size?
     
  7. 1billybob Member Member

    if you get male/female,5 gallon min.,but 10 is better.
     

  8. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Cherry shrimp? How many?
     
  9. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Bamboo shrimp would be a safer option, they get large and are peaceful.
     
  10. tjander Well Known Member Member

    Cherry shrimp can go in any tank size if it's only shrimp. Remember a few things about shrimp. The will reproduce quite quickly, although people will tell you that are very hardy I disagree I have had more shrimp die on me then fish on an average 5 to 1. Shrimp need very stable water, with good amount of dissolved minerals.
    Make sure your new tank is well cycled before you add shrimp.
    Based on these facts, I would say ten to twenty gallons would be good the larger the tank the easier it is to keep the water quality stable and clean.
    Good luck.
     

  11. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Not sure if I should make a new thread but what about freshwater pom pom crab (s) in the 55?
     
  12. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Definitely not, imo. They get too small.
     
  13. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Okay, thanks. I'll just plan on someday having an invert tank.
     
  14. tjander Well Known Member Member

    I think you can mix Pom Pom's and RCS...
     
  15. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    ?
     
  16. tjander Well Known Member Member

    spell checker got me see the edit
     
  17. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Oh, okay, thanks.
    Okay. If I ever do an invert tank, I'd like different color strains of RCS, some Pom Poms, and maybe other shrimps or snails. Idk yet.
     
  18. tjander Well Known Member Member

    Mixing shrimp colors will result in off spring being brownish in color
     
  19. Bailey Oswald Well Known Member Member

    Oh! I'll stick with RCS, then.
     
  20. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Good choice!