|02-15-2013 03:45 AM|
I believe everyone is nicely telling you wasted money on expensive fish food. I'm a nube to shrimp but know at least that much. Put in your due diligence and search threads on CRS care. The first post is a sticky in the shrimp section; read it. Quit while your ahead, this hobby is worse than crack cocaine..
here it is: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184517
|01-31-2013 05:44 PM|
they were going after my crs. the one guy will hate me call me a liar again i guess but i trimmed everything in the tank down recently before the most i could count was 9
now im counting 19 these things are really good at hiding ill tell u what. i sat for hours trying to find them all and was freaking out cause i only saw that many out of the ton i was given.
what i did notice is once the fish were gone the crs were all over my tank they deffinatly knew there was no more predators. safe to come out and play i guess.
now im seeing all kinds of baby cherry shrimp too its freaking awesome
|01-31-2013 12:47 AM|
I had 2 amano shrimp with rummynose tetras and a dwarf mexican cray for months with no problems....
I then bought 2 tiger shrimp, and 2 cherry shrimp... the cray ate the cherry's, one of the tigers, and one of the old amano's within an hour of the new ones being put in the tank. That was 3-4 months ago, and the two leftover shrimp are still fine.
Someone said something about celestial pearl danios... I added a school of 7 of them about a month ago, with 3 emerald dwarf danios (apparently very closely related). No problems.
I've never seen fish attack any shrimp in my tank... just my experience, though.
|01-24-2013 12:58 PM|
This is a 40gal tank, I would have problem spotting CRS too unless there were like in there. Now that the fish are gone, concentrate on the water..
|01-24-2013 11:30 AM|
that was page one when i thought the fish were just going after them. now i know they were eating them i have a planted 40 b its hard to find them thought i had 6 yesterday turns out i have 9 (as of 730 last night). ill let you know today how many i can count today.
|01-24-2013 02:43 AM|
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|01-24-2013 01:19 AM|
i just gave the lfs 50+ worth of tetras back. and a couple hrs later my new crs started coming out of every where am only counting 9 better than the 6 i thought were left. out of 20-25 but still much better than none.
they are doing great otherwise all eating and being awesome.
|01-23-2013 04:25 PM|
|01-23-2013 03:37 PM|
|Bananariot||Probably check nitrates as too much could be bad.|
|01-23-2013 03:22 PM|
hey thx i was thinking maybe pygme corys too. maybe an ave to travel.
i did keep the 3 otos even though advised against it. everything else is gone. guess ill just have to get crazier plants to make the tank more intresting while the shrimp lay babies
also having my water tested at lfs to see gh kh and tds what else?. ph i think is fine but from co2 but ill find out for sure. and the rest are probly 0 due to plants and cycle
|01-23-2013 02:09 PM|
In the long run, it'll be better to have a devoted tank for these guys. If you do want shrimp, I'll list some that could be shrimp safe (debatable) and some that are definitely shrimp safe (most probably)
Defintely (most likely):
1. Ottos, don't know about the cocamas, but the regular ones are.
Probably (babies could be eaten):
1. Microrasboras, these theoretically could attack adult shrimp but I never had an issue....baby shrimp will be eaten.
2. Least Killiefish, heterandia formosa- Like wicca said, they don't get that big at all......but the parents could eat baby shrimp.....haven't noticed it yet...a recent addition to my tanks to combat nematodes.
3. Pygmy Cories, not gonna eat the adults or juvies but could maybe just eat newborns.....I don't have an issue with them right now.....blue rilis did just fine.
Some say Celestial Pearl Danios are ok, some don't. Ive seen them nip at adult shrimp so I would stay away.
|01-23-2013 01:19 PM|
|01-23-2013 12:28 PM|
As Liam mentioned above, all can be peaceful for months. Then, bam, they develop a taste for shrimp and it's all down hill... literally overnight.
Before anyone considers keeping shrimp - especially something with specialized water parameter needs like Crystals - please read through the shrimp sticky and know what you're doing before you have shrimp in your possession. It'll make your life easier and your critters will thank you.
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