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What types of fish?

I just upgraded to a 90 gal tank and want to add more than the 8 tetras and bn pleco that I currently have. What types of fish do you currently have in aquariums with your shrimp?
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What type of tetras do you have? I recommend the following species, the only ones that I haven't kept are the pencilfish:
  • Otocinclus catfish
  • Any of the dwarf corydoras (C. hastatus, pygmaeus, or habrosus)
  • The smaller pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri)
  • Celestial Pearl Danios (Danio margaritatus)
  • Goldring Danios (Danio tinwini)

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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I currently have 2 Green neon Tetras, and 6 (maybe) glow light tetras, they’re black’ish with a solid red stripe. I was looking at adding some Longfin Gold Zebra Danio‘s, Longfin Leapord Danio’s, And Chocolate Black Neon Tetra’s.


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I currently have 2 Green neon Tetras, and 6 (maybe) glow light tetras, they’re black’ish with a solid red stripe. I was looking at adding some Longfin Gold Zebra Danio‘s, Longfin Leapord Danio’s, And Chocolate Black Neon Tetra’s.


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Increase your fish schools first. Bring the green neon tetra school size up to 8-12 (you have a 90 gallon!), and the same with the maybe glowlight tetras. A picture can help us identify what they are, since the only glowlight tetras I’ve ever kept (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) have had a gold line with a pale body.

If you’re ok with a relatively small shrimp population, those fish should be fine, but know that they will all avidly hunt down shrimplets.


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So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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I have a 100gal tank with swords, ancistrus, a few guppies, and 100s of shrimp. No doubt the tiniest of shrimp that come-out in the open get eaten but with lots of hidey-hides their population keeps growing. The bigger ones even fight over larger sinking food with the 3" swords and 4+" ancistrus, kinda funny.
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The red ones are the mister tetras. I realize that some of the smaller shrimp will become meals. They had plenty of hiding spots in my 40, I just need my plants to start filling in, and there should be plenty of hiding spots in my 90.



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I've got a 10 gallon with a healthy colony of RCS and 10 harlequin rasboras. The rasboras will eat smaller shrimplets that are 1-2mm in size if given the chance, but any bigger than that and they leave them alone. Given the size of your tank and with enough places to hide (like a carpet of plants or some dense stem plants), you can establish and maintain a healthy colony. I usually sell 15-20 sub-adult to adult sized shrimp from my colony once a month, and I started with only 11 (added the rasboras a couple of weeks after the shrimp). In my tank, adult RCS freely swim in the water column, sometimes swimming right through the rasboras' shoal with no issue.
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