PineSong Posted December 28, 2021 Share Posted December 28, 2021 I have ordered some cherry shrimp and have to decide which of my tanks to put them in when they arrive. My goal is to breed enough to keep a family of shrimp in each of my two 20g livebearer/community tanks. I'm trying to figure out which is the lesser of the available tank evils: snails, small tank size, active fish populations. All of my tanks are between 4 and 6 months old, have gravel substrate, planted plants and floating plants, wood in the tank, sponge filters. Whichever tank gets the shrimp will also get a woodpile of cholla and driftwood pieces I've kept in my endler tank while I waited for shrimp. My actual 20 gallon tanks are heavily planted, have guppies, platies, otos, mollies and one of them has white clouds. My 10gs and 5g have either guppy colonies or are guppy fry grow out tanks. The guppy fry grow out tanks have the smallest/least-able-to-eat-shrimp fish, and the most moss and algae, but also have a lottt of snails and they are smaller than the 20s and heavily fed because of the fry, so maybe more variable in water chemistry. My only option for a no-fish setting would be half of the divided 10g and I would have to move the fry and a million snails out manually. Which I could do, but it would still leave the shrimp in a 5g space shared with heavy-feeding fry on the other side of the matten filter. Established shrimp people: where would you put my new shrimp? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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