Thinking of adding RCS to Endler tank

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  1. RainSong1

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    Hi:

    I just setup a 10 gallon tank and introduced some Endlers into them. I used mature filter media from another tank and there does not seem to be any cycling issues (0 Ammonia 0 NO2).

    I am considering adding RCS to this tank. Will they survive with Endlers? Do I need to add more plants, caves etc.? How many should I start with?

    Any advice welcome

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    I would personally add a little bit more moss in that tank just in case your RCS starts breeding and the shrimplets have a place to hide and find some nutrients.
     
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    That's a good suggestion. Now if I can find a single source for RCS and moss... 2 birds 1 stone :)

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    OK ... I ordered 20 painted fire reds and a hockey puck sized clump of java moss.

    What do RCS eat? I read about shrimp pellets ... these ARE pellets made OF shrimp and not some special pellets made FOR shrimp .... right? Seems a little cannibalistic :-(
     
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    I use Omega One shrimp pellets. They have shrimp in them but that isn't the only ingreadiant. My RCS love them. I also feed Earthworm pellets. They are very good at cleaning live plants for food as well.
     
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    Lol....I had the same thought when I started with shrimps. My shrimps eat a variety of things, Fluval Shrimp Granules, HBH Crab and Lobster Bites, Borneo Wild Barley Straw Pellets, Borne Wild Spinach, Borneo Frenzy, Repashy Shrimp Souffle and Blanche Zucchin
     
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    My water is extremely soft. I have been using gH booster and baking soda in my tank to bring the numbers up. I just checked ... gH 5 and KH 9. My pH is right around 7.4. Will this work?
     
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