There was enough debate over whether or not scuds attack shrimps that I did not want to risk it. Some say yes they do others say no. $40+ in shrimp taken down by scuds didn't seem worth the risk. Beyond just the shrimp I was beginning to observe them snacking on my Amazon Swords, so they had to go...
Anyway, I finally got my six scarlet Badis (Dario Dario) yesterday. I haven't seen a scud today, and the tank was crawling with them. I would say that was effective. The DD's should get along well with my adult shrimp, based on my research.
The irony is that I might WANT a scud farm just to feed them to the DD's. Lol.
I think the DD's are one of my favorite fish now. They are really really cool, I love their swimming patterns and coloration. Even without the scud issues I would have wanted them. Incredible little fish.
For anyone looking to get rid of scuds the only way I was able to kill them without pulling out the plants was to use Scarlet Badis (Dario Dario). They did the job quickly, but if you are not experienced with keeping fish I do not suggest them. They can be (and my DD's are being) picky about food, and are easily out competed by other fish. I have a backup plan for them if my primary tank mate's prove too active.
Last edited by fishman922; 01-26-2017 at 04:42 PM.
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