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I've decided on Cherry Shrimp for now. I found a local breeder that I can buy 20 of them for $18. I'm going to also get a bunch of plants and hiding places so they don't become a snack...
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Shayla, If a thermometer sticks to your wall, the filter will. the suction cups are about the same size.

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I've decided on Cherry Shrimp for now. I found a local breeder that I can buy 20 of them for $18. I'm going to also get a bunch of plants and hiding places so they don't become a snack...
I'd love to know how they work for you! I hear so many different thinks about Shrimp for tanks. I hear Ghost shrimp are more difficult to see for bettas, but I think cherry look better. :)
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I'd love to know how they work for you! I hear so many different thinks about Shrimp for tanks. I hear Ghost shrimp are more difficult to see for bettas, but I think cherry look better. :)
I read a bunch of threads and it seems that the ghost don't draw as much attention, but aren't as hardy as cherry apparently. I've had ghosts in the past when I had my 20g long established but they kept dieing and couldn't figure out why... so I'm not going to go down that road again. lol
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I read a bunch of threads and it seems that the ghost don't draw as much attention, but aren't as hardy as cherry apparently. I've had ghosts in the past when I had my 20g long established but they kept dieing and couldn't figure out why... so I'm not going to go down that road again. lol
Oh wow, I didn't know that. Maybe you'll be fine then if you pick out the bigger cherry shrimps and maybe get some thick moss for them to hide in?
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Ghosts are kind of iffy for the most part. They're bigger, mine were hardy (you have to rehab them after the store like bettas), but they can also go after your fish. Bettas will still attack them too, I lost 2 large females with eggs to a female betta who wanted those eggs.

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These guys are from a private breeder, so they are probably pretty healthy. I seen pictures and they look good, they are their own tank with small gravel and live plants. I'm going to pick up a them, some live plants, and decor/caves tomorrow...
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We have RCS with our community tank, they haven't thrived very well, I think our guppies were eating them and the fry. jerks. lol

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Well, I bought a 5.5 gallon tank with heater, more gravel, filter and such... shhhh... the boyfriend doesn't know yet, but he will sometime next week when it arrives in the mail. ;) I'm definitely getting a tank mate if Natsu isn't too aggressive towards the shrimp, and of course after the plants and such are all settled in in the new tank.

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Good luck! My fiance grumbles when I upgrade tanks too, but I'm too much of a meanie to worry about it.

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