too many shrimp?

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  1. muse
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    hi guys

    ive got about 110 shrimp in my tank

    would this large amount have any negative effect on plants, water etc?

    just curious because man they all over the place
     
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    I do not think so.. I got a 120L tank and lots and lots of shrimp, they do not eat plants, just algae and scavenge.

    If you think that you got too many get a large fish and leave it there for a day or so, you will soon have less.
     
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    I think it depends alot on the size of the tank. The smaller the tank the more the effects of the shrimp has on the water quality I suppose.

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    hey muse,

    how big is the tank? what type of shrimps are they?

    shrimps have a very low bio load, so even a couple of hundred should be ok. they might tend to not grow as large and will eventually stop breeding if they are overcrowded, so they have built in birth control :)

    just keep up regular filter maintenance and water changes and you should be fine.
     
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    my tank is a 4 ft so it shud be fine i reckon then hey.

    i was given 6 shrimp and they have bred up to bowt 110.

    i recently upgraded to this 4 ft so i was counting as i put them in.

    thanx guys
     
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    110 in a 4 ft is defn not a problem.. be careful of your filter intake though.. best wrap it in a sponge otherwise ur small shrimplets may get sucked up..
     
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    Sorry to ask this after all this time but, What type of shrimp are they?
     
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    its those ghost/glass shrimp...
     
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    how big do they get?
     
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    2-3cm usually
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Sorry to ask, but are shrimp legal yet?
     
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    Thanks. Hopefully soon they will be legal. :)

    Wanted to put up a shrimp planted nano for a while now.
     
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    i want some high grade CRS's so bad i can almost taste them :p
     
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    Guy I find this very odd that you speak about Shrimp...

    I have been looking for some I have wanted for years now and every one I speak to just gives me the same response....

    PS, I am collecting some amazing Freshwater Crabs this weekend, the place I am getting them ordered Marine Shrimp and got freshwater... how is this possible since they are Illegal...
     
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    The customs inspectors don't always catch everything, and tend not to be trained specialists who can recognise one plant/shrimp/fish/crab for another - so mistakes get made. That assumes they physically check every item as well...!
     
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