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Cherry Shrimp with Rainbowfish?

Hi Everyone,

Iím planning out the Fauna of a new, heavily planted 125G tank. I would like to have a school of Boesemani Rainbows. If possible, I would also like a colony of Cherry Shrimp, for cleanup. I know very little about shrimp, other than the fact that most medium sized and larger fish will eat them. My question is, how many shrimp do you think I would need to be able to establish a large enough breeding colony so the Rainbows donít completely eliminate them? Is it possible at all, or should I just stick to Amanos? I think I will end up with roughly 15 Rainbowfish if that matters.

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I've gone down this road.

Ordered a big bunch of Cherry Shrimp.

Turned out to be an expensive one night dinner buffet.

Rainbows have a strong hunting instinct, and are extremely fast and agile when they want to be. They picked off 50 shrimp in a couple of hours.

Epic fail!
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