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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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What are the benefits of shrimp?

I have read that a lot of people here have shrimp in their tanks. Is this just personal taste or are there benefits of having shrimp in a planted tank with other fish?
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They clean up alot more than bottom feeders and suckermouth cats, to me at least. They are ALWAYS eating, and they will eat anything. They eat alot of things that would cause problems and ammonia, I've had my shrimp absolutely devour some dead fish, until all thats left is a skeleton.
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In addition to any cleaning, or algae eating, I also find them more entertaining to watch than most fish species.

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I have denison barbs (rose line sharks) and brilliant raboras in my tank do you think they will eat shrimp??
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