I am going to Petsmart tomorrow to pick up some supplies for the 10 gal, and i thought that since i now have a moss ball that is thriving in my tank, why not try out some shrimp with Honeycomb? I was only planning on 2 or 3, just to see how he handles them(he seems pretty mellow) since he has been in that tank for almost 2 years...
Also, would the nutrients/particles on the moss ball provide an ample source of food? if not, what else would i feed them?
I have never had invertebrates, so some care and info would really help.
The tank is currently at 81-82 degrees with a TOP FIN filter, and Neptune submersible heater. I do weekly water changes of 25-30%, sometimes twice a week if he tore his fin.
How hardy are ghost shrimp? Could they hurt my betta?
I am getting Ghost shrimp because i would like my tank to be a little more "lively", but if it is bad idea, i will refrain from buying any whatsoever.
Ghost shrimp are also the only shrimp they carry at my local Petsmart,and they don't do special orders or requests.
My biggest question:Are Ghost shrimp hardy, will they add activity to me tank, are they good for beginners, and..CAN THEY TRANSMIT DISEASES FROM INVERTEBRATES TO FISH?
These shrimp are really cheap, so if it dosent go well, i am not losing money.
Thanks to all of you who read this ridiculously long post, and i appreciate any suggestions or advice you can give me!