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3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 pm
by meh
Good evening,

So I am setting up a 5 gallon cherry shrimp tank because I miss shrimp and I’ll be able to take it with me to college after I finish tech school for the Air Force. The question is planting ideas. I’m not sure what I want plant wise. Could someone point me in the right direction for an online plants. I want a few easy kept plants that would look nice in a square aquarium. I plan to get a couple of pieces of wood. I was thinking about but wanted to bring it up here first. Could I get 5 RCS and then 5 CRS or should I stick with just the RCS or some other Neocaridina.

Thanks again!

Will

Re: 3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:24 am
by ScottFish
I say 10 Cherries and Java Fern!

Re: 3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:42 am
by Diana
The Wendelov type of Java Fern stays a bit smaller, so would be a good choice in a smaller tank. Is not demanding about light, ferts, CO2. Just something a bit brighter than the light that comes with most aquarium kits.
I would stick with just one species, one color of shrimp. Some of them can hybridize and you would end up losing the nice color. I have seen such crosses and they do not show up well in the tank, are not interesting to look at.

RCS seem to be one of the easiest to care for. I would suggest these guys.
If you want some interest higher in the water column you could get some male Endlers. They are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, do not eat shrimp.

Re: 3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:33 pm
by meh
Sounds like a plan. I’ve had a lot of experience with Java fern so that can work. Any foreground plants?

Re: 3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:17 pm
by Diana
Generally the smaller plants that work for a foreground are plants that thrive in higher light. You could try dwarf clover, Marsilea. This one has the reputation of requiring a bit less light than most ground covers.

Re: 3 gallon shrimp tank

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 pm
by ScottFish
Anubias would work; especially the nana variety. They don't need much light.