i'll have 4 shrimp and 6 corys. I can add a couple of ornaments there too for them to hide in. if I can't get a marimo ball or java moss right away, can I add a fake plant?kidster9700 said:I would put in a few live plants or moss for the shrimp. How many shrimp will it be? If it's not too many just shove like a Marimo ball or some Java moss in there for them. My shrimp did not enjoy their QT bare bottom.
Hmm... maybe I will just get a 10lb bag of sand or small gravel from petsmart or something. I have more fish that I will be getting in the next month so I might as well have a habitable home for them even if it's temporary.Coradee said:The problem with corys in a bare bottom tank is that you get a bacterial film build up & as the corys are in contact with it all the time, any small nicks on their barbels or bodies can quickly become infected.
If you're only going to keep them in it for a couple of weeks, then as long as you keep the bottom really clean you should be ok but keep a close eye on them
Gotcha... I can pluck a couple of water wisteria stems I just planted on my main tank then.kidster9700 said:The point of the real plant is to give them something to munch on. Especially since Amano shrimp feed mostly on algae. A fake plant is better than no plant though. And a few ornaments will definitely help.
Do you think 5lbs will cover enough for the 10 gallon tank?kidster9700 said:I use sand for my fry tank instead of bare bottom so I can keep shrimp in there too. I barely used ten pounds just to make sure it covered the bottom.