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    Cleanup crew for planted tanks?

    What should I get for a cleanup crew for a 10 gallon planted tank? My main fish will be neons. I kinda want some of those little dwarf frogs and ghost shrimp and maybe a betta. Let me know what you guys use. I'm gonna try to go with a amazon look so maybe the betta wont work.

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    Dwarf frogs require their own feeding and bettas are not cleanup.

    malaysian trumpet snails would work. A couple of ottocinclus. Amano shrimp.

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    Don't expect your shrimp to live long with a betta. Some don't care. Most like to see what they taste like.

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    Is there a difference between cherry and ghost shrimp? Will they do the same thing? I'm gonna get both I think though.

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    ghost shrimp = cheap and useless
    cherry shimp = moderately expensive, moderately useful, easy to breed
    amano shrimp = moderately expensive, very useful, hard to breed

    all = betta victims

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    If you have to have a shrimp, maybe a wood shrimp would work. If there's no food in the water column for it it will eat ditritus.

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    I'll add to the betta + shrimp = bad idea. I bought a couple ghost shrimp to see if htey would do *any* cleaning my little tank. The betta killed them all. Didn't eat them, just killed them...
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    SAE's , Amano shrimp & lose the betta.
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