What types of issues did you encounter with the smaller tank?Crimson_687 said:I myself have a 5.5 gallon shrimp tank, and IMO I wouldn’t go any smaller. I once tried keeping these in a 3 gallon. The tank gave me more issues then it was worth. In fact if you can I would recommend a 10 gallon or more.
Also the tank will have to be well established before you get shrimp. If you try keeping them in an underestablished your shrimplet survival rate will be low. You could use bactor AE to increase survival rate, but you have to cycle the tank anyway and shrimp should not be a first choice for a newly established tank as they are prone to parameter spikes and will not tolerate ammonia or nitrites
Thank you!86 ssinit said:I’d say go for the 5. Use a filter and a heater. Substrate of your choice, plants. Plants like westeria anacharis hornwort and java Moss are all good choices. Thing with a shrimp tank is it need to be running for about 6 months before you add shrimp. A good bio-film and algae growth is needed. So start the tank with some dwarf Cory’s or any of the nano fish.