Frequently Asked Questions

What is Needed for a Cherry Shrimp Tank?

Setting up a Cherry Shrimp tank calls for careful planning and meticulous execution. The first thing to consider is the size of the tank. A 5 to 10-gallon tank should suffice for a small group of Cherry Shrimps. Larger is always better, as it provides more stability in water parameters.

The substratum plays a key role in ensuring a conducive environment. Dark-colored gravel or substrate is recommended as it makes the Cherry Shrimps‘ vibrant red colors stand out. Plants, particularly Java moss or any moss types, provide excellent hiding spots and contribute to biofilm for the shrimps to feed on.

Equip the tank with a filter that has a sponge or a safety guard on the intake to prevent shrimp from being sucked up. Furthermore, maintaining a stable temperature between 65 and 80°F (18 to 27°C) is paramount for their wellbeing. A heater may be necessary if the room temperature tends to drop below this range.

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