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Denison Barbs/Shrimp.... possible?

So I'm sure this would probably be a flat out no... But do you think you could keep any kind of shrimp with Denison Barbs?
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No, they ate all of my cherry shrimp and cpo
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I figured. I'm sure anything you put in the tank with them they'd gobble up.
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Dwarf rasbora seems to be the popular fish of choice as they have particularly small mouths and as long as the baby shrimp have any type of awareness they should be fine.
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Denison's barbs grow big. I had these baddies up to like 6-7" and they could and will eat adult shrimp whole....it's where my dead shrimp used to go lol......
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Flower shrimp u can get at petco could be big enough and the atya gabonesis seem large enough....cant find a source for them though
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Dwarf rasbora seems to be the popular fish of choice as they have particularly small mouths and as long as the baby shrimp have any type of awareness they should be fine.
when I 1st put my crs in tank with fish, the rasbora still tries to eat it even though its mouth wasn't big enough, it still tried to peck at it. so I seperated all fish/shrimp now.
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Fish mouth size doesn't matter, the smallest mouth can chew off legs and eyes.
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Thanks mordalphus, I am so tired of the old wives tale the shrimp are safe if they are bigger than the fishes mouth
Why is it repeated over and over? It would be more accurate to say fish and shrimp do not mix. Or mix at your own risk.
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Thanks mordalphus, I am so tired of the old wives tale the shrimp are safe if they are bigger than the fishes mouth
Why is it repeated over and over? It would be more accurate to say fish and shrimp do not mix. Or mix at your own risk.
I think the correct story is told, but then people don't want to listen and do it anways
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Haha thats a big no. Those things are so voracious that when I feed my tank (fish) the Denison barbs strike the food so hard water splashes all over my floor.

You could have Amano with them though They don't even look at them. I got the Denisons small through and the Amano were already in the tank so they "Grew up" with them.
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