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Stocking 20 long moderately planted

I was thinking some sort of South American cichlid like Rams and then I really like celestial pearl danios. Any other ideas? And if the tank is planted enough will shrimp survive with rams
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Not sure but rams I would think won't allow any new shrimps to be made and may eat larger ones.

CPDs will work great IF u have some good hiding spots for the youngsters. In my tank they never bug any of the shrimps big enough to spot but probably eat plenty of babies however planted good enough many survive.


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And if the tank is planted enough will shrimp survive with rams
Some will.
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Ok thanks Iím not looking to overpopulate my tank with shrimp but Iíd like some and I didnít wanna waste the money if I knew they had absolutely no chance but I think some should survive
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The problem is your shrimp may hide most of the time. It depends on the rams. Mine seem to leave the big ones alone but do hunt the smaller ones.
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An alternative to the CPD's might be dwarf pencilfish or beckfordi pencilfish. I found my CPD's to be really shy, hiding all the time (although mine were in a smaller 5.5g tank). CPD's are also really small so if you decide on these, get a really large group or I'm not sure you'll see much of them.
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I really like dwarf crayfish, do you think the rams would bother them? there a little bigger than shrimp
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I really like dwarf crayfish, do you think the rams would bother them? there a little bigger than shrimp
I've put them together before. It's the other way around, the rams were terrified of the crayfish
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