What does it take to keep shrimp succesfully? I've tried them about a year ago and they all died in 12 hours and I never knew why as I wasn't using copper or anything like that. I've recently done a major clean on my tank (bio-load is still stable, just waiting on the nutrience to balance out now) so I now was to re scape it using Java moss and similar things. I think Cherry shrimp are supposed to be the easiest to keep? I've only ever tried Amano shrimp. What can I do to make sure the tank is suitable for them? I have 8 Congo tetras (3 male 5 female) I have approx 45 Rummy nose Tetras (true and common mix) 6 Asain rummy nose tetras inc 1 lucky female(Rasboras) 1 lonely Otto, 2 clown loach, and lots of Cories inc pygmy. This Sunday I plan on buying lots more Ottos as all my lot died during the first few months, I also am dying to find some true siamese algae eaters which I am on the look for, also maybe try a large apple snail as I think I may get away with it with my clown loach, but perhaps one to try, still debating on it though.