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Thunderbear
17th Aug 2012, 07:05 AM
Im thinking of starting a 7.9 gallon fluval ebi shrimp tank any suggestions on first shrimp and tips on keeping them any suggestions welcome
ps what kind of food and water parameters :)

acitydweller
25th Aug 2012, 03:22 AM
Neocardinas are the most hardiest and tolerant of shrimp to beginners. They come in a wide variety of colors. you can google "neocaridina" and look at the google images and also refer to the water parameters. If you are considering plants, plant heavily to begin with and let the tank cycle before adding shrimp. Chemicals are often used to do fishless cycling but definitely dont cycle with shrimp as they are intolerant of ammonia/nitrates/nitrides beyond 20ppm.

Regarding gravel, shrimp tanks look the best with darker fine small grains. The grains should be slightly larger than sand but still be considered fine. Not only does it increase surface area for beneficial bacteria but it also looks in scale with how small these shrimps are. Shrimp babies also wont get lost in the cracks as they would using large grain gravel.

good luck!

MajSirus
19th Sep 2012, 03:18 PM
6368 Hi anybody knows why my SSS are not eating this feed?