will shrimp eat killifish eggs - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: desert hot springs,ca
Posts: 1,248
will shrimp eat killifish eggs

well i just put a very expensive pair of killies in a 10 gal tank great pair by the way within 30 minutes of arriving the fish started spawning my worry is that the eggs they produce will be eaten by the shrimps i have in there there is about 10 to 20 chocolate shrimp in the tank, should i move them my intent was for the killies to eat the babies of the chocos so that they would get into breeding shape faster but i never considered if the shrimps themselves would eat the eggs any help will be appreciated
cookymonster760 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:14 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Can't say. They don't eat snail eggs, so maybe they can tell a viable egg from a "dead" egg.

20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,168
At least shrimps will damage them.What kind of killis you've got?Pictures?
plamski is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 12:14 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
james1542's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 506
Build or buy a refuge to place the eggs in. One of those "Net breeders" with an air stone in it should work. The shrimp might not have the tools to damage the eggs, and they may actually keep the eggs clean, but seeing as they can chow frozen blood worms, I'd say better safe than sorry.
james1542 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: desert hot springs,ca
Posts: 1,248
Thanks for the help guys i will be separating the shrimps and putting them on another tank and here are the pictures
A bitaeunatum lagos red

female
cookymonster760 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,850
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
they are cool killie they kinda look like the blue fin killie i have well the body does any way
wicca27 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:19 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,168
Nice ones.
plamski is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:28 AM
These pants? are fancy.
 
mordalphus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,997
People use cherry shrimp to keep fungus off of eggs, they won't eat them unless they rot or fungus over
mordalphus is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: desert hot springs,ca
Posts: 1,248
thanks guys hope i can breed them and get the killi bug off of me as for the color they have great color but they are being keept in black water so it dulls the color
and thanks mordalphus i was going crazy trying to catch every baby i had in there so its nice to know they will clean the eggs
cookymonster760 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:24 AM
Algae Grower
 
Slingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kcmo
Posts: 20
I had some Normans lampreys in a tank full of cherry shrimp and no problems. In fact didn't even know they had bred and laid eggs, just ended up with fry.
Slingo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome