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Red Cherry Shrimp - Bioload

Merrimack

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Hello,

I have a 20 gallon community tank that is capacity. I would really like to add some additional color. Does anybody know if the bioload of - say 20 Red Cherry Shrimp would be detrimental. Currently, tank is populated with a Nanu Cory, 6 Cardinal Tetras and 6 Red Eye Tetras.
 

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Shrimp have very small bioloads. They eat the other fishes poop and uneaten food, and in return, poop very little. They are great for a cleanup crew. As for having 20, I think that that is a lot. What are the dimensions of your tank? May be you should go with 10. Keep in mind that if you keep them happy, they will breed like crazy.
 

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May as well save half your money and buy 10. They will soon turn into 20, and not long after that you will have 100 - which is fine BTW.

I'm not sure what a nanu cory is but all corys should be in groups of at least 6, with more for the miniature breeds.
 
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May as well save half your money and buy 10. They will soon turn into 20, and not long after that you will have 100 - which is fine BTW.

I'm not sure what a nanu cory is but all corys should be in groups of at least 6, with more for the miniature breeds.
That's great. Thanks very much!
 

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Shrimp have very small bioloads. They eat the other fishes poop and uneaten food, and in return, poop very little. They are great for a cleanup crew. As for having 20, I think that that is a lot. What are the dimensions of your tank? May be you should go with 10. Keep in mind that if you keep them happy, they will breed like crazy.
Might I reccomend Amano Shrimp?
I never knew I could love a shrimp, but I have 2 and enjoy them more than me RCS.
They are larger and, to myself easier to bond with.
 

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