Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
5 gallons is great.
20 Red Cherry Shrimp would have your stocking level at 84% in a 5 gallon tank.
You could easily get 25.
you want to leave room in there for when they breed and have babies, so I'd say a good starter number would be like 10
Also shrimp are so small and have such a low bioload that 5 gallons would be perfect. But a 10 gallon would work if you wanted to add more shrimp than 20 to start
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders