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Once the tank is planted,would it be safe to add something to it in a week ? Like shrimp or snails ? I havent got ammonia to do fishless cycling,so i will plant it and maybe put cooked prawn in it ( ??? )
Algae eaters are a great addition in a freshwater tank to help control and reduce unsightly and potentially damaging algae prorogation. They come in a variety of species, including shrimps, snails and algae-consuming fish. Certain algae-eaters prefer certain types of algae, so with a mix of species you can ensure that all or most of the algae presence can be controlled.
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Most are small, typically smaller than two inches, making them ideal for tanks of any size. Remember to add plenty of plant life to provide shelter and hiding spots for the shrimp unless you want them to turn into a meal for larger fish in the tank! Crystalshrimp and Red Cherryshrimp are noted as being quite resilient breeders given an ample food source and room to mate.They’ll eat many types of fish flake and pellet food, but they also like to snack on algae and detritus, so they’ll also serve as a type of cleaning crew for the tank. They do tend to be smaller than most of the other shrimp discussed, so much so that they are sometimes used as a food source for larger fish in the aquarium. Many people keep them as pets however, so if you’d like to go that route make sure to provide adequate hiding spots for them. They’ll waste no time when it comes to breeding, so if you have a pair, make sure you have ample room for the expecting mother. Also, have a food source for the young on hand, such as a liquid food solution, rotifers, or newly hatched brine shrimp.Another great shrimp variety is the Paleaomonetes. This hardy variety is tough enough for most any tank, but keep a few caveats in mind. Most importantly, like all shrimp species, they are highly vulnerable to fluctuations in water quality. Leftover fish food flakes or oily chemicals that leave behind residue can damage the water quality, something that can be deadly to freshwater shrimp. Varieties of Paleaomonetes include the Ghost, the Glass, and the Pearl, which as you might have guessed from their names, have an almost translucent quality making them a great addition to any decor.The Ghost Shrimp is a somewhat decent scavenger and will go after all fish foods placed into the tank. Make sure they are getting enough to eat by dropping in a sinking shrimp pellet or algae wafer every once in a while.