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Re: Ghost Shrimp
>I was thinking about dumping 100 ghost shrimp into my 75 gallon tank >to
>take care of my algae problems. Has anyone ever put in this many? >There's
>plenty of hiding places for the shrimp so I'm hoping most survive the
>onslaught of my bluegills and cichlids.
Their survival depends on the size of the mouth of the largest fish in the
tank. Sounds like a potential shrimp cocktail special treat for those fish!
I would remove all potential predators to give them half a chance. Most
importantly, I would seek out the environmental or water quality imbalance
that is causing the algae to proliferate. Even a hundred shrimp may not be
able to keep up with production. Then there is a chance that they may not be
able to eat it, depending on species (both algae and shrimp).
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