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Old 02-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #1
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Red clawed shrimp


A few questions. Just a little back ground I have had a planted tank going for about 4 months. I got handed a red clawed shrimp two weeks ago. Since I have gotten this shrimp my neon tetras have had nipped fins. Could it be this shrimp doing this? Also I would like to get some cherry shrimp but I'm worried they will get eaten by the red claw. I'm new to fish aquariums. Any advice would be great.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:55 AM   #2
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I keep a large colony of red claw macros. It is more than likely the shrimp nipping at the fish tails. I do however keep mischling, BKK and Taiwan bee red shrimp with my macros and they do fine
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+1 As an experiment I added some neos in with my red claws. No problems, and the red claws like the hair algae to eat as well.
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I have four Indian Whisker Shrimp (macrobrachium lamarrei). They are in a planted vase with a crowntail betta. They leave him alone for the most part (probably because he gets pissed if they get in his space). They fight among themselves frequently, but have never caused serious harm to one another. If one of the females gives birth though, they usually eat the larvae almost instantly before I can move them to another tank. I would be hesitant to put dwarf shrimp in with them.

Whisker shrimp are smaller than red claws (and their claws are smaller too), but the larger of mine are still easily five times the size of any of my neos. Maybe get some small ghost shrimp to try out with your red claw before you attempt it with more expensive shrimp.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:31 PM   #5
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I put some adult male redclaws in my community tank years ago and I started losing my large adult rainbows. After a week and 3-4 deaths I pulled them out and the deaths stopped.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses.
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