Is bacter AE necessary for shrimp?

Ssnaaiil

I’m getting shrimp in a couple days and I was wondering if bacter AE is necessary to have for my shrimp to stay healthy and survive? Or will blanched veggies, snail jello and shrimp/snail pellets be enough? There is already some biofilm and algae on my tank and ornaments inside.
 

Feohw

No its not needed. I didn't use it for the first few months of keeping shrimp, and recently I haven't used it much at all. Though I've been meaning to get back to using it. Veggies and shrimp pellets work well enough for me alongside the natural algae/biofilm of the tank. I do like it though.
 

richiep

I've attached the benefits of using it for you to make up your own mind.
I personally use it once or twice a week
 

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ProudPapa

I've attached the benefits of using it for you to make up your own mind.
I personally use it once or twice a week

Thanks for posting that. I've been wondering the same thing. I also downloaded the picture and rotated it. This might help folks that have trouble reading sideways.


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Ssnaaiil

I've attached the benefits of using it for you to make up your own mind.
I personally use it once or twice a week

What dosing would you recommend for a 35 gallon tank?
 

richiep

What dosing would you recommend for a 35 gallon tank?
No more than ½ a scoop per week will be enough
 

KinderScout

Have to say I've never heard of Bacter AE or ever used it - we have 15 amanos.
One thing to consider is adding 2 large catappa leaves and 2 guava leaves (about right for a 35USg). They supposedly have antibacterial qualities for your shrimp and shrimp can feed on the decaying guava leaves. Swap them out when they rot down to a skeleton, about every two to three weeks. If you don't like the look, clip them to the back of the tank until they're soaked enough to sink.
 

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