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Old 09-25-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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Anyone keeping Least Killifish with shrimp?


I have been keeping these for a while and really like them. They are not really Killifish but livebearers and stay very small, 1 inch for females and 3/4 inch for males. Peaceful and make a good nano fish.

I recetly added a female to my community tank where culls go that are big enough to be safe. She already dropped one fry that seems to be doing well.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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They do really well with juvenile and adult shrimp - and they're nice to look at.

I've also used Least Killifish fry to clean up tiny bugs in my shrimp tanks (that way I don't have to fear them eating shrimplets).
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Have you ever seen them take shrimplets? Seems they might get the smallest ones.
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Yep - they've definitely gone after babies. But anything larger is too big for them to eat. (They can still stress the smaller shrimp out, though)
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Pretty much what I was assuming but thought I would ask. They do seem to be little hunters always on the prowl for any scrap or bit of algae.
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Lots of moss and I think the babies wouldn't come out of moss hiding till they were big enough for the fish to not bother. I'm on the hunt from some in Canada. I only have 3 left and I think they may all be males. lol.
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I have five in my crystal tank along with strawberry rasboras , otos and dwarf cores. They all seem to school together, with the odd ones out being the shrimp. Will have to look more carefully as I have a few berried now in the tank. They certainly turned out to be more interesting in person than how they come off on the wiki sites.
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i keep least killie with my shrimp
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