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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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How many shrimp in a five gallon?

I want to put some ghost shrimp in my 5 gallon tank. How many can I put in there? I was hoping 3-4 (Arthur, Ignatius, Conan, and Doyle :P or minus Ignatius if 3). All that's in there now is a betta and some plants. Gold ribbon, I think. I dunno if that matters...

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Well, thankfully shrimp have a low bioload. If the 5 is filtered, they'll live well. You'll need it to be more dense i.e. hiding spots, plants, etc. In a smaller space, bettas will seek to eat It is harder for bettas to nom on shrimp, in a 10+ gallon (some still do) then a 5. You can try 3-4, see how it goes. Ghost shrimp are pretty nice, but do not be surprised if you find one dead or missing

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Cool! I'll just grab a castle and another plant or two on my way to PetSmart today! :D Have any idea what they eat? Like, is there shrimp food or should I just buy some bottomfeeder things?

My Betta Buddies:
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Prince Kaida (VT)
Bentley (DT)

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Elle (CT)
Korra (CT)
Candy (VT)

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shrimp are pretty flexible with food. they'll eat left overs...though I highly do NOT recommend overfeeding so that they get fed :lol otherwise you could create more waste. you can get "shrimp pellets" or bottom feeder foods as well. shrimp like algae, and I believe they are omnivores - hence flexible idk of the foods made for them...that you'll have to search lol

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