Stocking Questions. (shrimp)

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In the future I intend on having a RCS tank. With a few Malaysian trumpet snails and I hope to start a colony. It's a 25 gal tank so how many could fit?
 

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I assume you're not starting out with the full stocking, that would be expensive!
They tend to control their population, start with 8-15 and add in new blood every few months. Of course, you'll need an established QT for the new ones, but they're necessary to keep the genetics strong.
 
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Aight and of course I'm not going full immediately however I was wondering total so I don't run into overpopulation that would cause the tanks ultimate demise.
 
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Crazycoryfishlady said:
You could easily have hundreds of shrimp in there xD you probably would go broke quicker than your tank became fully stocked xD
Honestly though. I agree. Lol.
 

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I set up a 25 gallon breeding tank when I worked at a small pet shop. I started with around 20 shrimp. After 6 months there were hundreds of shrimp in that tank.

Start with a few, 20-30, and maybe once or twice a year add new shrimp so that the genetics are more varied.
 

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