I deffinitely want to add shrimps to my 10 gal betta tank...couple of Q's
Ive read that shrimp do best when in a cycled tank but im doing a fish in cycle, im actually not sure the tank will ever actually cycle, I do often water changes due to fin biting, mild rot issues, I think I change 50% every other day or so and may go down to every couple days to every few days when I see some regrowth or a healthy betta atleast. He has no other issues, no itch or parasites or anything like that. My tank is moderately planted and im working on making it a heavily planted tank. Its about 70-80% planted now...in 2 week ill be adding chain sword, hornwort, mosses and some hygrophila.
Does the tank actually need to be cycled for the shrimps or will they be okay is a clean well maintained tank environment?
Secondly - im actually nervous to add any other fish to the tank systems because of possible agression or disease. Yet im seeing a lot of ppl have otto's...
I think id be more likely to put the ottos in my 20g long, but that will be my plakats home....I dont have a lot of experience with plakats, but hes quick and constantly watches his surrounding...are plakats okay with tank mates or are they just too aggressive? What are the chances they would get along and what are the chances I would have a problem with disease (of course id QT firstly).