Big Decision, need everybody's opinion
Summary: My new cardinal tetras are eating my shrimp and stealing their food and now I cannot sell my shrimp to raise money for the San Francisco Food Bank. I enjoy the fish but I also enjoy giving to those in need. Should I trade my fish or keep them as I enjoy the fish in the tank.
Hey everybody, I would like everybody to give their thoughts about my issue. Here's the background:
So last year, I bought my first live plants and red cherry shrimp. I soon got more than 100 and decided to sell some. When the money first came in, I had an idea. As a sophomore in high school at that time, college was all that was on my mind, and I needed more community service. So I decided to sell my shrimp and raise money for the San Francisco food bank. So far I have gotten them more than 1500 meals. The shrimp stock surpassed RCS and went to Yellow shrimp, amanos, and just last month, CRS. I have the RCS and Yellows in a 55 gallon and the CRS in a 29. I recently wanted some fish in the 55 as it is in my room. I bought 40 cardinals and threw them in there. Well that was when my RCS and Yellow shrimp stock began to decline as the cardinals ate the food and the babies.
So here is my predicament, do I want to trade in my Cardinals at the LFS and keep raising money for the SF Food Bank or keep the cardinal tetras that I believe complete the tank and I spend hours watching. I enjoy the business lessons I have learned through this shrimp selling ordeal where I give 75% of what I earn to the Food Bank but I really like the fish. So, there are really three options. Give the fish back and raise more money, keep the fish and only depend on the CRS tank for money, or move the RCS and yellows into the CRS tank and hope everything works out. Also, are there any other fish that you guys know about that would leave the shrimp alone. I was thinking about Marbled Hatchetfish but let me know.