Vampire Shrimp Tank?

  1. Ankers

    Ankers Well Known Member Member

    I'm getting a twenty gallon and just wondering if I could keep one or two vampire shrimp
     
  2. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    Vampire shrimp are filter feeders, despite their name, so you'll need pretty good circulation. Extra circulation will be appreciated
     
  3. OP
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    Ankers

    Ankers Well Known Member Member

    How many shrimp do you need I know they're social
     
  4. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    "Vampire Shrimp need a decent amount of water volume to feed, so the bigger the better. A 20 gallon aquarium can be a good tank size to start with. Of the 20 gallon tanks, a 20 gallon long tank can be a good choice because the dimensions are 30″ x 12″ x 12″. A 30 inch length means there is a decent amount of aquarium bottom to walk on. The 12 inch height means it isn’t very hard to keep the water current moving quickly throughout the tank." http://www.aquariumcarebasics.com/freshwater-shrimp/vampire-shrimp/
    If you add a submersible pump, you cab make a hillstream tank with some small, peaceful fish. I thibk that'd be pretty cool, IMO