11-24-2005, 11:33 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Vance County, North Carolina
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Shrimp do not need specific types of plants -- my shrimp tank is high light although I've moved to easier to grow and maintain plants for myself -- not for them. But, that said, Crystal Reds are a tad more sensitive than shrimp like Cherrys, and higher nitrates can sometimes be problematic for them. So, it tends to be that shrimp 'people' keep more low light shrimp only tanks for Crystals (but not always) whereas Cherrys and Amanos tend to be in more higher light planted tanks. Of course, this is stereotyping. Long story short -- shrimp do not need any specific types of plants although they do appreciate having plants to grab onto and to hide in.