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In December I upgraded from a 6 gallon Fluvial Edge to a 26 gallon tank.

In the 26 gallon, fish had been mysteriously disappearing. 3 Galaxy rasboras one week, a neon tetra, one of my Orange Mexican Crayfish, A Mystery snail.

Mystery solved, and suspicions confirmed last night when I fed the tank last night, my remaining Orange Cray grabbed one of my neons by the face and began eating it.


I have moved it into the Fluval Edge 6 gallon.
So here's my question: I didn't really plan to set up the tiny tank again, but here I am. Is there anything I can keep with the Dwarf Cray in the 6 gallon tank? I figure that if I am going to maintain it, it might as well be interesting.
 

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What about danios.
That cray is unlikely to move fast enough to catch them!
Or giant danios. Fast moving AND too large for him.
 

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True Baddi then how about danios.
Small, cheap and always moving.
Stalker the cray may be but the danios never stand still.
(Stand? Float maybe. When did they get legs? I don't know it's Monday)
 

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Yep: I had one that would hide on a leaf, jump out and grab my bettas tail, drag him to the bottom and rip off a chunk of his tail and eat it. I have had several (they breed like bunnies) and all were docile and timid except this guy.

Evil little sh*t.
 

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A danio is way too active to be kept in such a small tank. And they should be kept in groups. While danios are fast active swimmers, a 6 gallon tank doesn't offer much room to get away from dangers (the CPO). Eventually even a danio might get caught (fish do "sleep" by the way, making them easier targets within a small area). Rather than have danios or any other fish live in constant fear being kept in close quarters with the dwarf cray. I would suggest just selling/trading-in the CPO for store credit at a LFS and get "replacement" fish for the ones the CPO killed.

I can't think of anything that would live happily in a 6 gallon with a CPO, no fish or shrimp. Even CPOs can fight among their own kind. Not even sure if snails are safe with them.
 

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