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Amano shrimp - tasty snacks for a gold barb?!?

So I recently acquired 10 amano shrimp to add to my tetra tank. Due to bad timing on when the shipment came in, I left my house for about 2 days after introducing the shrimp to my tank. Unfortunately, one of my gold barbs (which is pretty big - full grown) decided that amano shrimp might be tasty. Now, after a day of being home, I can count at most 5 shrimp. I really want to keep amanos, but I also really want to keep gold barbs. The only idea I've had is to switch out my 4 full-grown barbs for 4 small, young ones (and get some more shrimp) in the hopes that the shrimp will have time to grow with the barbs, and the barbs may grow up not thinking of the shrimp as food. Anyone think this will work? Any other ideas/experiences/advice?

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Barbs are piggy, you may have good experience with small gold barbs but as soon as they will be of a good size, they will try the amano's legs for example and those fishes mean a lot of stress for the amanos.

Gold barbs reach 8cm in aquarium. You may have more chance with cherry or checkered barbs which only reach 5cm in size.


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