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Old 02-09-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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does anyone have reticulated hillstream loach or chinese hillstream loach with RCS or any kind of shrimp?

i was told i can put them in my shrimp tank without a problem.
so i wanted to make sure that this is true
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
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i have hillstreams but not in a shirmp tank. they are an algae loach and i dont see how they could eat a shrimp really with them being flat like they are. i never can find them in the big tank when i want to move them to the shrimp tank but im thinking they would be ok.
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yes they are safe with shrimp, my hillstream eats algae, and some pellets but doesn't bother my rcs
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i am reading somewhere that they require bloodworms and larval critters. is that true? =o
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it eats algae off glass and i occasionally give it some spinach or squash. no live stuff.
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it doesnt snack on your baby shrimps?
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mine have never taken any kind of food other than veggies or algae waffers even when i smash snails or put brine shirmp in they dont mess with them just clean the glass and i think they like cooler temps too if i remember right so they would work well in shrimp tanks. now time to find a net and camp out infront of the 55 for a few hours lol
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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haha let me know if you get it out.
I'm just scared it will start eating my baby shrimps or adult shrimps.
i worked so hard to get mine to start breeding =p
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