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Suggestions for a 2.5 gal tank for shrimp and snails
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nightngle
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Location: Central Florida

PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)11:28    Post subject: Suggestions for a 2.5 gal tank for shrimp and snails Reply with quote

I'm moving my betta to a 10 gal tank, and am thinking it would be fun to have shrimp and a couple of snails in the 2.5 gal tank on my desk. It's an acrylic with a Whisper HOB filter, hood with built in light, and about 1/4" gravel on the bottom.

I'd like a live plant (I'm thinking java fern), shrimp, and a couple of snails, but I'm wondering what the best combinations are. What water recipie do I use, what kinds of shrimp and how many, what kinds of snails are compatible, what kind of food and how to feed them, etc.

Thanks for any suggestions - I want to be sure I set the tank up correctly at the start. Smile
Cheryl
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krt
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Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Location: bedford, virginia

PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)3:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

u should see if your lfs can get in the zebra narita (u can look them up in the invertabrae sevtion of aoa) they would be beautiful showcased in a small tank. it says that they won't eat your plants either (some weird maintanence may be required though.. like adding coral for their shells) otherwise snails may be a bad idea w/ plants. before I moved I had a "trash" tank w/ 3 large apple snails... I would dump the ends of vegetables from dinner in there- it was such a mess but they laid a bunch of eggs (cool pink-styrofoam-looking eggs). they hatched and I had a couple of hundred of the guys... the shrimp may help keep it all clean though...
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