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Another neon tetra and cherry?

I'm deciding to put 12 neon tetras in my 17g. I have about 40 RCS that are 1/2" to 3/4", they should be safe, right? I'm kinda sacrificing the total survival of the baby shrimp when they breed. What do you think? thanks
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You either have a fish tank or a shrimp tank. The whole point of Baby Shrimp is to replace the adults when they die. Also Fish tend to bite things that twitch and move. So, They like to bite the tails, Legs, and antenna off your shrimp. Somethings to think about.
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I have blue shrimp in my community tank with guppies, neons and more... Still see couple weeks old baby shrimps playing around out of nowhere.. guess they were hiding all this time when they were smaller. So it's possible. Number of your shrimps will grow slowly but surely ^^ Just make sure have plenty of hiding spots.
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I know the downside of fish and shrimp mix, shrimp won't be as populated. If it's just me, I would just leave it as shrimp tank. My daughter keeps asking for the neons she sees at petsmart, it's her tank to see after all.
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I have a heavily planted refugium with RCS and neon tetras. The area for the fish and plants takes up about half a 55 gallon tank. The water is not quite to the top, so call it 20 gallons.

The neons and the adults ignore each other. I know the neons go after babies, because I've seen it. However, it's rare. Most of the time, there are babies all over the biofilm on the walls, and the tetras ignore them. But, they definitely eat some.

I've read of others who have had a terrible time. I think lots of cover and fish personality are both big factors.
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I know the downside of fish and shrimp mix, shrimp won't be as populated. If it's just me, I would just leave it as shrimp tank. My daughter keeps asking for the neons she sees at petsmart, it's her tank to see after all.
if the tank is for her, i say do it. since shrimps arent important to you or your daughter.
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if the tank is for her, i say do it. since shrimps arent important to you or your daughter.
I like the shrimp only tank and it's set up for that. I'm sure she loves the shrimp as well, as the make her smile when they hop around, she just likes them with fishes.

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I have a heavily planted refugium with RCS and neon tetras. The area for the fish and plants takes up about half a 55 gallon tank. The water is not quite to the top, so call it 20 gallons.

The neons and the adults ignore each other. I know the neons go after babies, because I've seen it. However, it's rare. Most of the time, there are babies all over the biofilm on the walls, and the tetras ignore them. But, they definitely eat some.

I've read of others who have had a terrible time. I think lots of cover and fish personality are both big factors.
With many RCS and many babies, some will survive, at least the neon will have live food every once in a while.
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I have a ten gallon tank with both neon tetras and rcs. The shrimp do just fine in it. Population overload! I've never seen one of my tetras eat a rcs but wouldn't be surprised if they do.


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