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Shrimp vs. Kribensis

In a heavily planted tank do you think that the kribs will devour a shrimp population?
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Yes. At least that is my experience. I have had some shrimp survive with smaller types of Pelvicachromis (Taeniatus), but not with P. Pulcher.
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And thats what i have is the pulcher, and the male in this tank is bigger then any ive ever seen. Just figured id ask as im going to an auction today and would pick up shrimp there for this tank if they could get away. Thanks for the response
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Once my kribs started mating all 50+ of my chocolate culls disappeared and the kribs keep check on all the other fish real good.
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Once my kribs started mating all 50+ of my chocolate culls disappeared and the kribs keep check on all the other fish real good.
This tank has 2 loaches and te pair of Kribs and probally 50 fry. I had to remove all other fish
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After my recent move, I thought it'd be a good idea to house a couple of my crays - the meanest ones I've got - in the large community tank with the Kribs. I thought, "Surely there's no way the Kribs will harm these mean little bugs."

Boy, was I ever wrong. Woke up the next morning to cray body parts littering the tank.

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After my recent move, I thought it'd be a good idea to house a couple of my crays - the meanest ones I've got - in the large community tank with the Kribs. I thought, "Surely there's no way the Kribs will harm these mean little bugs."

Boy, was I ever wrong. Woke up the next morning to cray body parts littering the tank.
Yeah they get super protective, and this is just a 20 tall. I might have considered it in something larger. But for now the Kribs there fry and two impossible to catch loaches own the tank
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