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Old 11-16-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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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
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Can't say. They don't eat snail eggs, so maybe they can tell a viable egg from a "dead" egg.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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At least shrimps will damage them.What kind of killis you've got?Pictures?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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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

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #6
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they are cool killie they kinda look like the blue fin killie i have well the body does any way
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #7
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Nice ones.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:28 AM   #8
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People use cherry shrimp to keep fungus off of eggs, they won't eat them unless they rot or fungus over
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #9
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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
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:24 AM   #10
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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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