I think a lot of people don't realize just how many you can safely have, lol.Rtessy said:Oh, I totally forgot to mention the actual population you can probably get away with. When I was doing research on cherries (I literally just did that for three months before getting mine ), I came across one person, I think it was the planted tank forum, who had upgraded their heavily planted CRS tank to a 20 and ended up moving over 500 shrimp. Depending on the amount of plants you have and how frequently you do water changes ( I recommend 10% or so a week), you can have quite a good bit of them.
I definitely agree, I'm so glad you remebered to point that out. I think it's because I kept seeing statistics of keeping only 5-15 per gallon, but I've seen a handful of people keeping closer to 80-100 per gallon. Plus shrimplets don't count for much at all when considering bioloadBithimala said:I think a lot of people don't realize just how many you can safely have, lol.
Possibly gross, but it looks really interesting in my light blues, especially if they've eaten something light colored, because you can see it in their whole body. They look like they have a glowing stripe, lol.Fanatic said:Have you ever seen shrimp poop? Probably not the most obviously thing in your aquarium, because it’s tiny. They have extremely tiny bioloads that don’t register highly in the stocking. You can overpopulate most tanks with shrimp very easily, as long as you watch the water.
Culling is a main part of controlling it, I personally like moving them to different tanks, but killing won’t be a problem.