New 10 Gal Stocking Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by mmerton, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. mmertonValued MemberMember


    I have a 10 gallon currently sitting empty. I have a sponge filter , heater , and Black Caribsea sand. I would like to breed Blue shrimp but I don't know how many to add. Should i add a few fish also? If so what kinds ?


    PS i have plants growing in my 55 gallon to move to the 10

    Some anacharis, java fern, and i will be getting a moss ball.

    Any other suggestions for plants would be great

  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Do you like bettas? You can do shrimp, and bettas.
    If you don't, there's other choices.

    Just a couple options for you.

    8-10 Celestial Pearl Danios
    6-8 Blue Velvet Shrimp
    1 Mystery or Nerite Snail

  3. BriggsWell Known MemberMember

    If you want to breed them, I'd err on the side of caution and keep them in an inverts only tank. Snails make good tankmates in breeding tanks because they help keep the bioload high enough to keep the nitrogen cycle consistent, but don't pose a threat to the shrimplets. Very few fish out there can resist the temptation of a tiny new-born shrimp snack. The shrimp will love the moss ball (which is actually a kind of algae), but I'd suggest getting some actual moss for them too. Java moss is pretty easy to find online, but Christmas is my favorite. Stringy moss adds cover for them and the babies so they feel more secure.

  4. mmertonValued MemberMember

    Okay great! I think i'll keep just shrimp for now. Maybe in the future i will add CPDs. I'll look into christmas moss also! Thanks both of you !
  5. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What type of blue shrimp are they? Caridina or Neocaridina sp? Just curious, I'd recommend Neocaridina as they are easier.
  6. mmertonValued MemberMember

    Yes they are Neocardia! I might've changed my mind to yellow Neocardia
  7. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    If you want fish too, endlers are a cool option.
  8. mmertonValued MemberMember

  9. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I don't see why not.
    They appear to have compatible temperature ranges.
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    White clouds need a 15g minimum. You could do either of their close relatives, Tanichthys thacbaensis or T. micagemmae, which get smaller.
  11. mmertonValued MemberMember

    Okay thanks! I think i'll just go with CPDs and some yellow neocardia . Would that work? Maybe 10 shrimp and 6 CPD ?

    Or 6 Emerald Dwarf Rasbora-- What's your suggestion ?
  12. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Oh, right. I must have forgotten about the tank size.
  13. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That would work, but I'd actually suggest doing at least 8 of the CPDs or emerald dwarf rasboras.
  14. mmertonValued MemberMember

    Thanks !!
  15. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem!

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