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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Ghost shrimp with betta in a 4 gallon?

How many do you think would be the max to keep in the tank? I've got 3 of them right now, but I'm falling in love with their cleaning skills and how social they are and want more.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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Maybe one more. Having an understocked tank is generally better than an overstocked one. You don't want it to look like a Petco tank with 100 fish in a 20 gallon.
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I have to agree, it's a pretty small tank to have much more than you already do, of course I'll take any reason to get a bigger tank!
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Actually there's another thread where someone was asking a similar question, and the member with the ****zu pic (can't remember name) seems to know what he/she is talkin about. I think they said 15 cherry shrimp or 5 ghost shrimp max...I don't really remember though, maybe you can find the thread.
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I didn't put those *s up there, it's supposed to say ****zu.
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Forget it.
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It's actually Shih Tzu anyway, but that is really funny!
I found the thread Paolo, and you were right 5 ghosties is what was said. Also it was the same OP as this thread.
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Jesus I'm dumb. Haha.
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1 per gallon is a good starting point for ghost shrimp. You could certainly keep more - I think 5 is a good number. There is a certain number of shrimp that your tank can sustain without changing a thing (primarily how much you feed). For example, if you got say 10 shrimp, you might find that after a couple months you only have 5 because there's not enough food available to sustain more than that. If you were to feed the shrimp (over feed a little), then more will survive. Same principle as with the pest snails.

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