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Question Cherry Shrimp Friendly Fish?

We will be moving into a larger home in about 8 months and I have the perfect space for a 90-125 gallon tank. I plan to upgrade from my current 46 which currently houses cherry shrimp, assassin snails, a small pleco, cardinal tetras, and pristella tetras. The only thing I REALLY care about are the shrimp. I want a nice shoal of fish, but they must be shrimp friendly as it will take time for the new tank to become as dense as the current one.
Suggestions? Would like something with nice color, maybe that will multiply, but nothing like guppies. I love gobies for their personality and color.
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Shrimp are Fish Food.

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No Santa Clause!!!!!!!!!

Most small tetras are shrimp safe.


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Anything smaller than the shrimp. Even then the babies won't be safe.


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Otocinclus are shrimp friendly.
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....Most small tetras are shrimp safe.
Even small Tetra will hunt baby shrimp. If the catch an adult molting they will eat them too.

The best anyone can hope for is a situation were the shrimp reproduce faster than they are preyed upon.
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Otocinclus are shrimp friendly.

+1 I agree
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Smaller fish will be fairly safe. They may snag a few shrimp babies, but if you have some good hiding places they should be pretty safe. Like I said before Otocinclus are completely shrimp friendly and amazing fish.
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I'm leaning toward 30 or cardinals since they have been good in my tank so far. I'm always finding new baby shrimp in my tank, but the population has never gotten out of control so assumed the babies are getting picked up now and again. I was just hoping for something more interesting. ;-)

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Otocinclus are boring ha ha. I have 2 now. Would Boeseman's Rainbowfish not be an option? I love rams, but already know the answer to that one.
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....Would Boeseman's Rainbowfish not be an option? ....
Sure! Great option!!! Do us a favor, make a YouTube Video when you put the Rainbows in. I'm sure they & your shrimp will swim & sing just like in "The Little Mermade".

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Would Boeseman's Rainbowfish not be an option?
No way. I watched my father add some amanos to a tank with rainbows; the amanos didn't even make it to the bottom.
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No way. I watched my father add some amanos to a tank with rainbows; the amanos didn't even make it to the bottom.
Dang! They look like dumb little fish in the stores.

I think threadfins/featherfins are okay, but I hear they are very delicate. I had one, and it only lasted 2 weeks.

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Maybe some of the micro fish (CPD, Phoenix Rasbora, etc.) could be safe for adult shrimp.
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Pristella tetras, cardinal tetra, amano shirmp, bamboo shrimp, nerite snails, assassin snails and red cherry shrimp.

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