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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cherry Barbs and shrimp ?

Alright I'm thinking about getting some Cherry Barbs. I will be having shrimpsome schooling fish and gourami's (pearl and chocolate). Are they friendly with shrimp? And I have heard that they nip at plants, is that true too?

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No fish are "friendly with shrimp" aside from pygmy cories and otos. Pretty much everything else will hunt them, at least the babies. People who successfully keep shrimp and fish together have the advantage of high starting numbers of shrimp and/or lots of hiding spots.
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I have 2 ghost shrimp in my 24 gal planted tank along with Molly's, guppies, cherry barbs and corys. Surprisingly they're still living (I didn't know they shouldn't be kept with fish when they were sold to me) i think they're thriving because they have a lot of hiding options.


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I kept cherry barbs with shrimp- Amanos and malayas. I do have lots of plants and some driftwood. And the shrimps were fair size when I got them- too big for a barb to eat. Never seen any baby shrimps though.


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