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Neocaridina tankmates

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I am planning a nano planted tank (exact size TBD) and the tank is going to be centered around my shrimp. I am not 100% sure, but I'm likely going to go with blue velvet shrimp. My question is regarding tankmates, as I am thinking of adding a few small fish. Right now I'm thinking of having a group of Chilli Rasbora and an Asian Stone Catfish. Would these fish go after the shrimp (and potential fry, as I'm hoping to breed and expand my shrimp population) or would everyone be able to coexist? Thanks.
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Pretty much OTO cats are the only shrimp fry safe friends. Other then that you should be planting the heck out of it and you will have survivors. Even the chilly rasboras will eat baby shrimps. Pretty much anything and everything that can and will eat baby shrimp.
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Agreed. In a nano, they're going to find a much larger percentage of them too. There isn't much free-swimming that doesn't have a sucker mouth that won't eagerly consume shrimp fry.

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Thank you for the replies. Will the fish that I mentioned (Chilli Rasbora and an Asian Stone Catfish) be ok with the adult shrimp? Thanks
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Thank you for the replies. Will the fish that I mentioned (Chilli Rasbora and an Asian Stone Catfish) be ok with the adult shrimp? Thanks
Chilli Rasbora are fine with assault shrimp.
IM NOT SURE ABOUT ASIAN CATFISH

Diet:[censored] Omnivorous. High-quality sinking pellets, plants, and freeze-dried or frozen meaty foods will be readily accepted. These fish will eat most types of fish food, but they love live food such as bloodworms and daphnia. They are nocturnal, so they will likely feed at night for the most part.

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Pretty much the same description for most any fish besides OTOs lol.

So far I have kept these shrimpers with my juliis, CPDs, ember tetras, OTOs in my 40. All the adult shrimp are fine and come out to feed and run around.
My other tank has a betta and OTOs with some amanos which do fine. Wouldnt reccomend the betta as he doesnt like certain colors of shrimpers.

Im sure that little catfish that gets about an inch long will be "fine" its just like everything if you want to breed the shrimps a dedicated shrimp tank is in order however just a display of some shrimps then you have several options that can coexist for the most part. (micro rasboras, small tetras, CPDs, dwarf corys, regular corys (in my experiencec) to name a few).
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Those fish are labeled as peaceful, but considering the size, I can see it going after fry if they're really hungry. I have neon and ember tetras in my main tank and they'll go after anything that's floating cause they think its food. I guess it really comes down to how many you have in there and how big the tank is going to be.
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I keep Chili Rasboras with neocaridina and the shrimp breed like crazy. I see the babies casually swiming in the open waters. They do also have plenty of cover.

I also keep shrimp in other tanks with micro fish such as gelius barbs ,various micro danios and green fire tetras, but these fish all will prey on baby shrimp, given the opportunity.

Chili Rasboras do not in my experience.
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