Question Which Plant For Shrimp Tank?

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Just started a shrimp tank. What plant should I get for 30 Gal tank?
And what is the best tankmates? Should I do fish and shrimp or shrimp tank only?
Thank you for replies and sorry for bad English

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Water sprite,westeria,hornwort and anacharis all work well. Java moss and suswassertang are great bottom plants. These all give the shrimp places to hide and climb. Any other plant will also grow. As to fish. Most will eat shrimplets. In my 15 I have 10 pigmy Cory’s and 2 baby bosemani rainbows. In my 30 I have 4 older bosemani an SAE and 3 regular size corys. The Rainbows and SAE will be leaving when they get bigger. But all of them are eating shrimplets.
 

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Best results I would recommend an all moss tank. Maybe get a bonsai tree and cover it in moss or a moss wall. Have a picture of it in the photo contest if you want to check it out.
 
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OniEG said:
Best results I would recommend an all moss tank. Maybe get a bonsai tree and cover it in moss or a moss wall. Have a picture of it in the photo contest if you want to check it out.
What moss do you recommend?
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Christmas moss or Taiwanese moss for a wall and flame moss on the substrate.
 

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JettsPapa said:
Why? I'm not necessarily disagreeing, just curious.
I've had best results with just using moss in a shrimp tank. One of my 10 gallon tanks has Taiwanese moss that's formed into a circle that's half the tank size.
 
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OniEG said:
Christmas moss or Taiwanese moss for a wall and flame moss on the substrate.
Does the moss spreading across the aquarium by itself or you need to trim it & spread it manually ?
 

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What plants and tank mates depends on your goal. If you want a shrimp tank with maximum growth of your shrimp colony you would want one set-up. If your goal is an aquarium with a diversity of life and a shrimp colony that sustains itself and maybe grows slowly you could have a different set up.
 
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RDcompton03 said:
What plants and tank mates depends on your goal. If you want a shrimp tank with maximum growth of your shrimp colony you would want one set-up. If your goal is an aquarium with a diversity of life and a shrimp colony that sustains itself and maybe grows slowly you could have a different set up.
How many shrimp can I keep on 10gal Aquarium?

And how often do shrimp breed?
If I keep a colony of shrimp with neon tetra will the shrimplet survive in 50gal aquarium?
What kind of fish should I avoid?

Thank you for replies btw ^_^
 

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I have a discus tank where I was adding my culled shrimp for months. It now has a well established colony. So with enough plants and hiding places they will survive :).
 

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OniEG said:
I've had best results with just using moss in a shrimp tank. One of my 10 gallon tanks has Taiwanese moss that's formed into a circle that's half the tank size.
Okay, but I still don't understand why you said moss only. Why not use other plants also?
 

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