Originally Posted by FeatherStone
How big a tank/bowl do you need for a shrimp-only tank? Every time I go online to look for more plants for my tank I see these white-and-red striped shrimp that are gorgeous!
Oh, any algae wafer would work for shrimp, but I also got NLS Crustacean and Fluval Shrimp food for variety.
About 5-10 Red Cherry or Crystal Shrimp per 1 gal.
YOU TANK MUST BE FULLY CYCLED before having shrimps as they are sensitive to ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. they will die or jump out if the water parameters are off.
Shrimp only tanks allow the shrimps to thrive and roam freely.
Look out for different needs of different species for temperature, pH, hardness, intra-breeding problems, etc.
These are good sights:
Shrimp Safe Meds:
Shrimp Compatibaility Check: