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06-28-2012 06:14 PM
thechibi
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Planaria I will add isn't bad for your tank. Provides extra snacks for smaller fish
That depends. Some planaria will attack and kill shrimp. I saw the videos. It's horrifying. D:
06-28-2012 04:52 PM
cprash I've heard loaches can and will slaughter shrimp. Your results will vary with Corys since they are peaceful but can fit babies in their mouth.

I dealt with my planaria by getting a feeding dish, cutting back on feeding and getting some CPDs since I have a taller tank and they would inhabit the middle. I also got a Nerite snail to cleanup leftover detritus and not reproduce.

Those things are gross, man. >_<
06-28-2012 03:31 AM
Chrisinator But this is a shrimp tank... No fish.

I do not yet *knock on wood* have planaria in a tank but wanted to add Corydoras as a preventative measure (which i already do since i only feed once a week) and also add a litte more activities
06-28-2012 01:30 AM
shrimpNewbie Planaria I will add isn't bad for your tank. Provides extra snacks for smaller fish
06-28-2012 12:33 AM
Warlock if you have planeria.. you are feeding too much and or too much food left over..

cut back.. and do some water changes
06-28-2012 12:11 AM
garfieldnfish I keep gammarus shrimp with hastatus cories (a little smaller than Pandas) and the gammarus shrimp are thrieving. They are in this tank as a readily available food source for my plecos but they have a healthy colony going and neither the corys not the L46 and L174 plecos have been able to wipe them out. Your adult RCS will be fine. I keep adult RCS males with them as well and I have yet to see them eat one. But the planaria are thrieving in this tank as well. If you are hoping the corys will take care of the planaria, you might be disappointed. Maybe larger corys would work but then the shrimp could be in danger. I would cut down on the feeding.
06-27-2012 01:46 PM
Chrisinator Thanks for all the responses so far! Keep em coming!
06-27-2012 10:11 AM
Bananariot Shrimp babies will be an easy snack for the corydoras. If anything I would recommend pygmy corydoras. Ideally to get rid of planaria you want something that will dig through the substrate to churn up the worms for a snack, so micro rasboras would be ok but not ideal. Pygmy cories are your best bet. Panda corydoras though small don't count as pygmy corydoras. I also find pandas to be really fragile for some reason. I would go pygmy if you have the chance.

Hope you have round substrate with nothing too sharp, if its sharp itll cut the cory's barbels and they'll die....giving pplanaria more food lol
06-27-2012 03:27 AM
ptr
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Any experience with Kuhli Loaches and RCS?
No problem. They pretty much ignore each other.
06-27-2012 02:27 AM
CrazyCatPeekin I have been keeping habrosus corys with my fire reds for about 8 weeks or so and I have more baby shrimp than ever. They decimated the ostracod population but seem to leave the shrimplets alone.
06-27-2012 01:32 AM
Chrisinator Any experience with Kuhli Loaches and RCS?
06-26-2012 11:09 PM
Chrisinator Thank you all! And no significant losses with babies? Im thinking about getting them mid-summer so that should give my shrimp population to get a jumpstart.

Thanks for all your help!
06-26-2012 01:17 AM
MChambers I've had several types of corydoras coexist with red cherry shrimp, without problem.
06-25-2012 07:20 PM
thechibi I have to second the cories not bothering the shrimps. I see baby shrimps walking over my C. habrosus. o_o Habrosus bros so silly...
06-25-2012 07:02 PM
valerie2535 i have a question and im new to this site

i want to know a good freshwater sand shifter that would not hurt my clown loaches
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