Blue tailed newts and Red Cherry Shrimp

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Hello !


So i have 4 newts in a 30 gallon long planted tank. I was thinking about adding some shrimp but am worried about the shrimp breeding too much. Any experience or advice ?
 

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I have had cherry shrimp in with my C. cyanurus for about a year. The shrimp reproduce but enough of the small ones get snacked on that I have not noticed there ever being "too many" they give the newts something to hunt and probably help a little with uneaten pellets. You can always sell or trade the baby shrimp too!
 

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If you are new to shrimp breeding, then it is better to buy a kind of Neocaridina davidi (Cherry Shrimp) or Ghost Shrimp. Yes, they are quickly divorced, so just do not get a lot of them.
You need to keep the water clean, it is advisable to add fern to the water, and do not forget to feed Shimps.
 

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Shrimp are great. They don't produce that much ammonia and they can give great action to a tank. Your newts might like a novel snack every once and awhile too. As said above Neocardia shrimp are a great choice and they come in a lot of colors. Already having a planted tank is great. Gives the shrimp good hiding places and food options.
 
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