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    SCAPE Member Just Planted SoCal's Avatar
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    Shrimp

    I need help maintaining a shrimp tank. I want to start one but I donít know how to maintain it. Iíve done some research but I need help with water. Iíve seen people say use RO water or use tap water. Please help. The more information the better. Thank you!


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    Come join Discord if you can we have a lot of people that can probably help you out and answer any questions you may have. https://discord.gg/dksnWe

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    If you keep Neocaridina you can probably use tap water (tap water in Southern California varies widely, but Neos are pretty adaptable). Caridina shrimp you probably need to use RO unless you're in a weird softer water area.

    Neos are considered hardier - they're a good shrimp to start with. They come in lots of fun colors. They aren't hard to care for, but most fish will eat them (or at least the babies).

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    Yeah, I'd recommend starting with Neos. They are super easy to care for, and I just keep mines in tap water with some live plants, and they take care of themselves. If you are new, I'd recommend starting with a tank for shrimp only first or shrimp and bristlenose plecos since they seem to do fine together. After a month or so, when they start breeding and you get a little colony going, the shrimp should be much more comfortable with many friends and should do really well after that. Just make sure you use a sponge on your filter, or better yet, a sponge filter.

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