Shrimp- good for newer 29gallon tank?

NewAtFishKeeping

Is this selection a good one to start with?
Assorted Neocaridina davidi Shrimp - 10 pack

Some info about my 29 gallon freshwater tank:
  • Tank has been cycled since July
  • I currently have 5 panda corys for about 2 weeks
  • I have amazon swords, pogo octopus, and crypts planted along with moss balls and a moss bridge
  • After adding shrimp to the tank I will be looking for additional fish to add
 

Shrimp42

The mixed packs may look nice but know that the babies may come out in brown colors. I would just stick purely to one color. I also think shrimp need an aged tank for biofilm to eat but if you feed them they may be good.
 
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AJE

^I agree. Personally I would stick with one color
 
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NewAtFishKeeping

Got it, thanks.

I hope this isn't too weird of a question- are there 2 or 3 different types that won't breed with each other? I would look to maybe get 6 of this and 6 of that if it's a possibility.

Also, what is the maximum amount of shrimp I can have in the tank, considering that right now I have 5 corys and would be looking to get another type of fish in the future?
 
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Pfrozen

I got some advice from richiep and it seems that shrimp shouldn't be added to a tank that hasn't been cycled for at least 3 months.. I have 10 shrimp in a newly established tank and I had an unexplained bout of white line among them.. couldn't figure it out at first but turns out that was the issue

If you look into it a bit more you'll find the same info online, it's just not easy to find because everyone assumes shrimp are good to go when you are, still gotta wait 3 months unfortunately. I would wait until October to add shrimp
 
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ProudPapa

Got it, thanks.

I hope this isn't too weird of a question- are there 2 or 3 different types that won't breed with each other? I would look to maybe get 6 of this and 6 of that if it's a possibility.

Also, what is the maximum amount of shrimp I can have in the tank, considering that right now I have 5 corys and would be looking to get another type of fish in the future?

  1. There are different species that won't breed together. Amanos won't breed at all in fresh water. However, if you want to mix caridinas with neocaridinas their ideal water conditions have so little overlap that it's only recommended for experienced shrimp keepers.
  2. Shrimp have so little bioload that I don't know what the maximum would be in a 29 gallon, but it's probably well into 4 digits.
 
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SanDiegoRedneck

Got it, thanks.

I hope this isn't too weird of a question- are there 2 or 3 different types that won't breed with each other? I would look to maybe get 6 of this and 6 of that if it's a possibility.

Also, what is the maximum amount of shrimp I can have in the tank, considering that right now I have 5 corys and would be looking to get another type of fish in the future?
People like richiep have 2 types in tank that won't breed. Caradina and neocaridina in same tank but this can only be achieved using RO water. Remineralize and keep water just at too of perameters for caridina and bottom of perameters for neocaridina. Not for beginners

I recommend is to start with one color neocaridina and see how it goes.

Yes recommended to wait 3 weeks after tank cycles for biofilm to build before adding shrimp.
 
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