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Old 08-15-2014, 10:15 PM   #11 
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Looks like I'm going to order shrimps online in the future. I have no luck in the pet stores.

So...Is it OK to get 6 or 4 shrimps in a 5.5 gallon tank?

I have one betta, a nerite snail, and a very baby snail (don't know the species) that was hiding in a driftwood I bought two days ago.

I bought more plants this time. And when I start adding the driftwoods, I think i'm set!
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:08 AM   #12 
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You can have 6 cherries/ghosts but not amanos. No more than two amanos and even that would look crowded to me, they are big shrimp. If you post a photo of your baby snail we can identify it for you but I'll post some photos of common snails for you to see if it helps.
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The long one is a Malaysian trumpet snail (MTS), the small one a pond snail and the large round one a ramshorn.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:27 AM   #14 
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I think I have the smallest one, the pond snail. I was hoping it was a nerite snail.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #15 
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If you want to get rid of them. The best things are assassin snails. Cuz if there is one, there will most likely be more.

On the amano shrimp subject. I have 7 in my 5 gallon heavily planted. I know it is a lot. I got them for almost free, so i couldnt pass them. But you could do 3-4 easily in a 5.5 IME.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:44 AM   #16 
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Ok. The driftwood is not inside the tank yet. I have to boil it. I just noticed the baby snail when I came home and thought it will be interesting to see it grow and discover what type of snail I got.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #17 
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I have about 15 of them in my 37g tank. I will all ways say this, but Amano shrimp are the best hair algae eating shrimp I have ever owned. Females are more bigger then the males in size. They are extremely hard to breed compare to other shrimps. You need almost saltwater to breed these shrimp. All shrimps have a low bioload, so about 4 or 5 would do it. Fair warning, these shrimps do jump out the tank, get a lid or some sort from this happening. I lost about 3 of them, because I take a chance and keep a open top. I love Amano shrimp, they are extremely active little guys. I actually play with them on my fingers. They pretty much eat anything they can find. I feed mine cucumbers twice a week. I also feed them bloodworms when I'm feeding my other fish. Very friendly and harmless little shrimp, so I wouldn't worry. Here's a picture of mine eating cucumbers.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #18 
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That's so cool! But won't cucumbers damage or affect the water of the tank?
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It will only damage the water if you leave it in to long. 24 hours is the max time, or it will start to rot.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:20 PM   #20 
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Oh, ok. That good to know!
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