Originally Posted by BulletToothBoris
Wait until there is some algea growth then get 1 nerite. As far as shrimp goes I would get 5 ghost shrimp but expect 1 or 2 to die.
Agreed - too often people get algae eaters before there is the algae to sustain them. Too, learn how to culture algae so there will always be plenty. And yes, there will likely be ghost shrimp losses within the first few days so it's generally a good idea to get a few more than you want. And if they all make it, it's not going to make a difference as far as the health of your tank is concerned.