Suitable shrimp

AlanGreene

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HI guys,

I am starting up a new tank at the end of this week, I will be about 6 weeks cycling and them I am stocking it with:

4 discus
25 Cardinals
8 Cory sterba

I am planting in soil with dwarf hairgrass and will have some other live plants in the tank along with a feature root

The water with slightly acidic (ph6.5-7.0) with the soil and wood. I will have the temperature at around 28c or 77f for the discus.

I currently have 3 amano shrimp in my tank with a small 2" discus and 9 cardinals and the temperature is 30c or 86f and they seem fine filter feeding away and molting cleanly from the looks of the shell casings I remove from the tank.

for my new tank I want to have around 30 shrimp, I want to have:

5 amano shrimp
5 Blue pearl shrimp
10 Red cherry shrimp
5 Yellow shrimp
5 Caridina cf. babaultI (green) shrimp

Will the 28degree water be okay for these shrimp? I read that most shrimp do better at a more alkaline PH and at a lower temperature (around 22 degrees) but my amano shrimp are doing great at 30 degrees and a PH of 6.5-7.0.

Can anyone let me know if these shrimp would be suitable and if not could you suggest a shrimp that is better suited to a higher temperature?

Thanks for reading
 

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The Blue Pearls, Red Cherries, and Yellow shrimp will crossbreed and make brown shrimp.

It'll be hard to keep any of the Dwarf Shrimp species in a tank that has large fish like Discus. You might be better off with something like Bamboo Shrimp or Vampire Shrimp.
 
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Great thanks for the reply, are they expensive?
 
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Bamboo seem to be 12 euro a shrimp in Dublin Was hoping to get them for 2.50-3.00 euro average, my amano shrimp are bigger than my cardinals at 2" and they are fast too, I might try out some of them since I have some already, they are cool to watch
 

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