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wicca25
02-07-2010, 06:20 PM
Once i get back up and going good im going to put together several shrimp only tanks and was wondering what size tanks woek best for you. Im kinda wanting something smaller than 10 gal but not sure how well they would work thanks foe the help all

kush
02-07-2010, 07:02 PM
I've got a whole pile of those little 2.5 gallon tanks I use for selectively breeding shrimp and endlers. Sometimes I put little sponge filters in them and sometimes I don't - being so small they're relatively unstable but, when they get real nasty, you can just pick them up and dump them out, which is nice.

Bluegreen
02-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Mine range from 5.5-10g

I seem to notice a lack of reproduction in a tank if its too small and there are too many in it, anybody else notice this?

peanutbrain
02-07-2010, 08:00 PM
yes, blue. I don't keep them in any tanks smaller then a 10 gallon.

reticulata
02-07-2010, 10:42 PM
I have a group of blue pearl in a 6 gallon Eclipse and they are breeding very nicely. One small piece of bogwood, gravel, two corys, some plants and java moss. Threw in a small sponge filter in addition to the tank filter.

kush
02-08-2010, 04:54 AM
I seem to notice a lack of reproduction in a tank if its too small and there are too many in it, anybody else notice this?
I raised a couple dozen generations of my blonde endlers through those little 2.5 and 5.5 gallon tanks. The trick is to keep them super-clean - preferably bare-bottom. There's not much margin for error in something that small.

Bluegreen
02-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Let me know when you figure out how to keep a shrimp tank super clean! Seems almost impossible without losing shrimp. No substrate in a shrimp tank is another one I say no to. You will lack colors completely, never tried to paint the bottoms though.

wicca25
02-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Might be an idea

kwheeler91
02-09-2010, 11:02 PM
you could do it in something as little as a gallon jar, and it doesnt have to be CLEAN*. i raise my baby shrimp in gallon jars full of java moss with an airline , some gravel in the bottom with trumpet snails, and a good light source. all you really need. some shrimp wont breed as readily in smaller tanks, so it may be wise to get a 10 or even a 20 if you can as an adult tank to let them become berried, then place the female into the jar until she has her babies, put her back, and start all over again.

wicca25
02-10-2010, 01:47 AM
Im getting all kinds of ideas thanks all and keep them comming

Pablitosfishies
02-10-2010, 10:08 AM
I like the tank and jar method Kwheeler mentioned! I may have to use that one!

Quick question: Can you mix Tiger shrimp with Red Cherry Shrimp?

krockett_274
02-10-2010, 10:21 AM
I like the tank and jar method Kwheeler mentioned! I may have to use that one!

Quick question: Can you mix Tiger shrimp with Red Cherry Shrimp?
yes :paper:
http://www.planetinverts.com/Will%20These%20Shrimp%20Interbreed.html

Pablitosfishies
02-10-2010, 10:37 AM
Cool Chart! Thanks!

Here is the chart for others to see here.

http://www.planetinverts.com/Shrimp-Chart3.jpg

wicca25
02-10-2010, 08:24 PM
Thanks