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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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What to put with Shrimp?

I'm starting a tank soon, and wanted to have shrimp. I've never done freshwater shrimp so I was wondering what goes with them? I would like to do rams, but have been told they would just eat them. any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:27 AM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:29 AM
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Otos or microrasboras.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 AM
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Well Ottos are the only 100% safe. If you have a big community tank you could do well with Neos with all kinds of fish if you give them enough cover via plants and hidding spaces. I have a thrive group of PFR culls in a 55g community tank with a pair of GBR a shoal of 15 rummy nosed tetras and 4 small discus

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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You notice the discus bothering them? What about larger shrimp, could those go with rams?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:25 AM
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im personally thinking of doing neon tetras with shrimp. i just dont know how may shrimp would be too many in a 10 gal with about 8 tetras.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:52 PM
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Tetras are big for picking on shrimp.

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