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Old 07-20-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Anyone successfully keep shrimp with fish?


Anyone raise a successful colony of shrimp (anything other than amano) I an moderately to well planted tank with fish? I'm not talking about cories or micro fish. Normal sized tetras, barbs, rasboras. Anything larger? Rams? Apistos? Angels? Rainbows? Please only repsond with success or failure, no morality comments, I'm aware that shrimp are pretty low on the food chain.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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Only otto is safe to keep with shrimp
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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Yes I do -- I can usually see about 15-20 visible adult shrimp. I rarely see juveniles unless I am trimming the plants. When I see them, that usually means they are moments from being spotted by a fish as well and then they get eaten. With moss cover and plants, it seems there is a stable population. Their biggest predators in my tank are the neons.
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I kept cherries w/ harlequin rasboras as well as galaxy danios. Never noticed either going for the shrimp. Kept em for years.

My GBRs, however... they'd tear them to pieces. Sometimes they don't even let me put my hand in my tank for trimming! lol
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Yes I do -- I can usually see about 15-20 visible adult shrimp. I rarely see juveniles unless I am trimming the plants. When I see them, that usually means they are moments from being spotted by a fish as well and then they get eaten. With moss cover and plants, it seems there is a stable population. Their biggest predators in my tank are the neons.
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I kept cherries w/ harlequin rasboras as well as galaxy danios. Never noticed either going for the shrimp. Kept em for years.

My GBRs, however... they'd tear them to pieces. Sometimes they don't even let me put my hand in my tank for trimming! lol

Thank you both, sums up everything else I've gathered.
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40 RCS + 1 betta + 2 days = 1 betta

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Old 07-21-2014, 12:45 AM   #7
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I can only imagine what it was like to clean that tank!
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:00 AM   #8
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Most plecos can be kept with shrimp.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:47 AM   #9
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I keep bristlenose pleco's with my shrimp tanks.

No noticeable loss of shrimp. I think they can't eat shrimp the the way they eat.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:15 PM   #10
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5 clown killifish, 2 amano & a blue jelly colony. Blue jelly number is slowly growing. They have many places to hide and I don't see the killifish actively going after the shrimps anyway.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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24 neon tetras, Otto's, red tailed shark. Shrimp keep multiplying.
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Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras , Octocinclus , Galaxy Pearl Danios with CRS; No problems.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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hasrlequin rasboras, CPDs all were fine with cherry shrimp (shrimp grew to a huge population). Chili rasboras are a no go (never saw them eat the shrimp but the shrimp population exploaded once I took the fish out)
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i had have great luck keeping shrimp with hillstream loaches, my population is exploding.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #15
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i have blue eye gerdrudes, panda corries, and ottos in with my crs, black tigers, and painted fire red, all the shrimp are breeding as well as the gerdrude rainbow fish.
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