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cookymonster760 11-16-2012 11:06 PM

will shrimp eat killifish eggs
well i just put a very expensive pair of killies in a 10 gal tank great pair by the way within 30 minutes of arriving the fish started spawning my worry is that the eggs they produce will be eaten by the shrimps i have in there there is about 10 to 20 chocolate shrimp in the tank, should i move them my intent was for the killies to eat the babies of the chocos so that they would get into breeding shape faster but i never considered if the shrimps themselves would eat the eggs any help will be appreciated

GeToChKn 11-16-2012 11:14 PM

Can't say. They don't eat snail eggs, so maybe they can tell a viable egg from a "dead" egg.

plamski 11-17-2012 12:01 AM

At least shrimps will damage them.What kind of killis you've got?Pictures?

james1542 11-17-2012 12:14 AM

Build or buy a refuge to place the eggs in. One of those "Net breeders" with an air stone in it should work. The shrimp might not have the tools to damage the eggs, and they may actually keep the eggs clean, but seeing as they can chow frozen blood worms, I'd say better safe than sorry.

cookymonster760 11-17-2012 01:01 AM

Thanks for the help guys i will be separating the shrimps and putting them on another tank and here are the pictures
A bitaeunatum lagos red

wicca27 11-17-2012 01:06 AM

they are cool killie they kinda look like the blue fin killie i have well the body does any way

plamski 11-17-2012 01:19 AM

Nice ones.

mordalphus 11-17-2012 01:28 AM

People use cherry shrimp to keep fungus off of eggs, they won't eat them unless they rot or fungus over

cookymonster760 11-17-2012 01:39 AM

thanks guys hope i can breed them and get the killi bug off of me as for the color they have great color but they are being keept in black water so it dulls the color
and thanks mordalphus i was going crazy trying to catch every baby i had in there so its nice to know they will clean the eggs

Slingo 11-17-2012 02:24 AM

I had some Normans lampreys in a tank full of cherry shrimp and no problems. In fact didn't even know they had bred and laid eggs, just ended up with fry.

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