Ghost Shrimp Vs Corydoras

King o´ Angelfish

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Which cleans better for its bioload?I wanted to know which of these two species are better tank cleaners. I have never owned a shrimp, but I have kept dozens of Corys. I am planning on increasing my clean up crew, and wanted to know if I should just increase my Corys, or add Ghost shrimp. I have 6 cory cats in a 40 gal doing the bottom cleaning. Should I double that or buy about 6 ghost shrimp. My LFS only has Ghost shrimp, not Amanos or cherrys etc. Keeping in mind the bioload, which is more worth its weight in the tank.
 

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Really your decision. Ghost shrimp die easier while cories are more hardly. Not saying to have an ammonia tank, but it's your decision. I would get 6 more. I have over 20 in my 60 gallon and they are always swimming around, great cleaners to.
 
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Sarah73 said:
Really your decision. Ghost shrimp die easier while cories are more hardly. Not saying to have an ammonia tank, but it's your decision. I would get 6 more. I have over 20 in my 60 gallon and they are always swimming around, great cleaners to.
So you think they both clean equally? Cuz I do know its my decision, but I wanted to to make the best decision. I wanted to know which of the two cleans best for the ammount of ammonia they are causing.
 

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They barely produce any poop, so you don't have to worry about that. You could also add 6 more cories and like 10 ghost shrimp. First the cories then after a few days add the ghost shrimp
 

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I have ghost shrimp and cory in my 31 gallon, they do a great job at cleanups!
 

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I would also agree, corys are nicer to look at too than shrimp.
I’m sure you’re already aware but I have to mention it, corys aren’t really cleaners, they will eat any food that hits the bottom but need their own diet too.
 
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Of course Corys are cooler!
I just wanted to hear you all´s opinion
Thanks guys, I think I will go for 2-3 shrimp and bump the Cory population to 15.

Here is a pic of my Corydoras Elegans:

I have 6 of them right now, along with 2 Corydoras Jullii
 

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King o´ Angelfish said:
Here is a pic of my Corydoras Elegans:

I have 6 of them right now, along with 2 Corydoras Jullii
Are both pics yours ? Think the first is a C.napoensis (like mine) l. Second looks like julii indeed.
 
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