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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp keeper help!

what are the basics in your opinion on shrimp keeping?

i keep finding that the min tank size is 10 gallons which seems ridiculous ... whats the smallest in your opinion?

are there any readily available room temp snails?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 05:05 PM
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I have kept shrimp in unheated, unfiltered planted bowls. Lots of people do. There is a nano section on The Planted Tank forum and people have shrimp (a small number) in as low as a .5 gallon. I'm putting shrimp in my 5 gallon, and will probably have many, many of them as they breed easily. I'll sell or give away the extras.

There are a bunch of snails that are ok for a room temp setup as well. Are you wanting a pet snail, or are you wanting a bunch of snails that live in your tank?
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that was suppose to say shrimp not snail lol

i was just wondering about setting up a very small breeding tank for shrimp so i can feed excess babies to my betta and ADF's

i just dont want to buy anymore special bulbs or heaters ... i can always pick up some java moss for them
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If that's all you're wanting to do, get some Red Cherry Shrimp. They breed like crazy in almost any conditions, and you will easily have way too many very soon. All you need is floating moss, riccia, or anything else like that they can use for cover. Blanched veggies to supplement their feeding, which will be mostly from the bio slime in the tank.
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Oh cool thanks :) I still have to decide if I want to get some or not but at least now I have the Information I need
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