Which are better?

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littletuba

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I am thinking about getting some cherry shrimp or some ghost shrimp when I start my tank back up. It is more than likely going to be a 10 gallon. I am hoping to have either guppies or tetras. I am still deciding on the fish. Would it make a difference which shrimp I have?
 

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Welcome to the forum

Cherry shrimp are smaller and will breed more readily, but are much more expensive. Ghost shrimp are not so easily seen, hence the name, and are larger. Some species of ghost shrimp can get aggressive and can attack fish. In a smaller tank, there is a higher chance of that happening. I've never had a problem with my ghost shrimp, but it's happened to others.

I would get cherry shrimp. There are also yellow cherry shrimp, fyi
 

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I would definitely go with cherry shrimp. They may cost more but they breed a lot and the group you buy will pay for its self in no time.
 
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