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Old 12-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Clown loaches and shrimps?


Hey guys I have a 600 gallon low tech planted tank and was thinking of adding shrimp. I have 14 clown loaches in there about 4" in size.
I have a red freshwater crayfish and one native Indian whisker shrimp in there since 2 weeks and they seem to be doing fine and roam all around the tank. So I thought I keep more.
Other fish are cardinal tetras, other loaches like yo yo, zebra, etc and rainbows.

Will the shrimp survie in the tank? During molting?
Anyone have any experience keeping shrimps and loaches together?

I'm thinking of adding amano shrimps or any 2" big shrimps to help keep the tank clean
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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My experience with botias and shrimp, is sooner or later they figure out the shrimp are food. My striata would gang up and flip Amano's, then munch. An SAE or 2 or 3.. might be a better choice for cleaning any algae. Your tank is big enough. Can we get a tank shot?
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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main diet of most loaches are snails and shrimp so im going with no the shrimp wont last.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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Thx guys
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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I buy ghost shrimp about every 2 to 3 weeks and put them in to help clean and if they get eaten its no biggie. just a thougt... i get them for $1 a doz by my house, so its a cheap clean up/snack for my tank.
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