Hi, i'm planning to create a new tank to keep tropical shrimps in. I've got a few questions that i'd like to be answered because i have little knowledge of keeping shrimps and would like to get some advice so i can look after them properly. So, the tank i'm going to buy is only a small one. Dimensions: 18"x10"x10" Is this an ok size? I'm reasonably experienced with keeping fish so i know how to set up the tank. So here come my questions: Firstly, i thought that Bumblebee shrimps looked like a quite nice type of shrimp to buy. Would you recommend these shrimps or any others? What temperature would i have to have the heater at? Would i have to have a sponge filter or could i have a standard filter with some filter sponge stuck on the suction area so they don't get sucked up? Or won't the shrimps get sucked up at all? Do they have any specific water needs? (pH, gH, kH etc... ) Does it matter what gravel i have? Or could i use sand? Are there any particular plants that would suit the particular type of shrimps? Do they need specific lighting needs? Do they need any places to hide such as upturned pots or will plants be fine? I read somewhere that shrimps have to have highly oxygenated water.. is this true? If so, do i need an air pump or can i just have the filter a little above the water level so it pushes air in? What food do i need to feed them? If possible, please answer the questions specifically to the type of shrimp that either you or i suggest(ed). I think that's all for now, i'll add more if i come up with any. Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions, any advice is greatly valued! Also, any extra information/personal experiences would be excellent. Thanks in advance!
Re: Recommended Fish For My Tropical Community Tank
Hello, thanks! :) The size of the tank i have is roughly 3ft x 1ft x 2ft. The man in the shop said 2 male gouramis would be fine, so i trusted him on that and they are fine with eachother, except on the day i put them in (Saturday) the Betta was displaying and chasing them around, although they all seem to be fine now! About the platy, i agree, it's just that the other 2 died from unknown causes :( so i haven't got round to buying more yet. I think my pH is around 8 and medium-hard water... apparently Bristol water is generally quite hard.
Recommended Fish For My Tropical Community Tank
Hi, just wondering what sort of fish you would advise me to buy next for my troipcal freshwater community tank. There's plenty places to hide and a few plants. My current fish are: 2x Blue Dwarf Gouramis (Both Male), 1x Platy (Male), 1 Siamese Fighting Fish (Male) and 3x Glowlight Tetras (not sure of sex). Just leave comments below! Thankyou!