Greetings all. I'm a very new betta owner (1 week) ... some of you may recognize my name from the Photos forum over the last few days.
I've got a 1.5g tank that is unfiltered with one male veil-tail. (photo at bottom of post). I have been thinking of adding a couple of shrimp to serve as algae eaters. I've read that cherry shrimp are better tank cleaners than ghost shrimp but I think they're both very interesting creatures to watch. There are spots for them to hide out if ZombieFish doesn't play well with strangers hehehe.
I've done a couple of partial water changes in the last 7 days and everything seems fine so far and ZombieFish has been tending to a great bubblenest.
Should I do any kind of special water change before introducing shrimp to the tank? Should I leave the water a little "dirty" for them to start and have stuff for them to eat right away? I was wondering if I put them directly into a clean tank right after a full water change if they'll actually have enough to eat.
Are two shrimp about the right number for a tank this size? Can I put one of each in there, cherry and ghost, or should I do two of the same species? I'm curious if they get along well.
Thanks in advance,