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Shrimp breeding doubling as fry tanks

I have been working on breeding some CPD's and have been thinking of doing double duty on the shrimp tanks and using them to raise fry. Does anyone else double duty their shrimp tanks? Have you have any issue with nano and shrimp?
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I'm kinda confused, but if your trying to ask if your should try feeding baby shrimp to fry, why not? That's probably not your question though.

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shrimp will eat the fish eggs but if you are trying to get the fry to a larger size to where the adults wont eat them it might be ok
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Shrimp breeding doubling as fry tanks

Haha no no. Raising fry in a shrimp tank. Full grown CPD's are only about an inch so I don't think it would be a huge risk to the shrimp
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they will lower your survival rate of baby shrimp. but increase the survival rate of fry fish.
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Shrimp breeding doubling as fry tanks

So far the fry can only really manage baby brine shrimp. How tiny is a new born shrimp? Do you think a small cpd could actually eat one?
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I accidentally spawned rainbowfish in my shrimp tanks multiple times when I moved plants into my shrimp tanks. I didn't feed them anything special and they grew up well in the shrimp tanks
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Shift, how's this working for you? This idea came to me the other day. Thought it'd be a great way to maximize space. I rearranged my tanks this weekend and put my endler fry in with my neos. I'm hoping to have the endlers sexed and moved befor they realize shrimplets make tastey snacks.

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I kept some CPD fry in my main TB tank until they grew to the size of small adults. I never saw them try to eat any of the tasty shrimplets. And I did spend a fair amount of time watching them.
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I've raised least killies (livebearers) in my shrimp cull tank. It worked out really nicely, and allowed me to powerfeed the fry without worrying about overfeeding the main tank. The fry didn't bother the shrimp, so far as I could tell. Maybe a newborn shrimplet once in a while, but it's my cull tank, I don't actually care if they munch on those.
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I raise my CPD fry in my shrimp tanks. I accidentally moved some eggs over to the shrimp tank once. The little guys grew up in there, and are still growing strong. Now I just plop all my CPD eggs in there and let them grow. They seem to eat the little water fleas and other little critters in the tank. I still have a thriving population of shrimp in there.
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Kehy, the multiple daily feedings is the main reason I went this route. The little guys have been so busy exploring and grazing on the algae in the tank they haven't shown any interest in flakes, bloodworms ect. The biggest challenge I've found is catchin the tiny fry to move them to the grow out tank!

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I used a turkey baster to catch one, Wait till they are a little bigger before moving them because they are very delicate and you can easily kill them. Some use air line tube and a bucket
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