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*SOB* *SOB*
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I didn't know my two Julii cory cats would eat my new shrimplets.. How sad... I went to clean the tank and re-plant some clovers in my 10gal shrimp(less) tank and was wondering where all my little shrimps went to and after moving some plants and rocks I didn't see any. I did notice that they were missing but I thought they were just hiding cuz they were newly introduced into the tank a few weeks ago. I never expected them to be eaten by those innocent cory cats. =(

I'm so sad and bummed. No matter how much I try to breed shrimp I never succeed... If it is not one thing, it is another thing that always makes me not succeed in breeding or even raising these supposedly easy and hardy shrimps. I think I'm going to give up and put away the tank. Sigh.. Sorry.. just wanted to rant.
 

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Have you ever seen shrimp pellets sold at the LFS?


They have a cory on it.
LOL!!! That's true!

Poohbee: Have you tried just having a shrimp-only tank? That way you don't have to worry about anything eating them. Give them the right/safe conditions and they will breed like rabbits! :) Don't give up! :) If you want to keep cories with your shrimp, try the dwarf ones like: Corydoras Habrosus or Corydoras Pygmaeus. I own several of the pygmaeus variety and they do great with my shrimp!
 

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I took out the two julii cories and put them in my 72gal tank... sigh.. I thought having a couple bottom feeders would be okay for cleaning up left over food.. but I never imagined they would feed on the shrimps. Live and learn I guess.
 

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Cories like people will always choose fresh food over leftovers. I lost my cherries to a dwarf cichlid not much bigger than they were. I guess live food over frozen in that case. Never under estimate a cichlid or a catfish no matter what size they are.
 

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Dwarf cories (like my C. habrosus) do well with shrimp. Some shrimp are bigger than they are. The shrimp and cories will "fight" over pellets. Shrimp usually win :icon_cry:
 

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Poohbee: If you are worried about the lil leftovers, just add some snails. They will take care of it and won't eat your shrimp. My MTS do a GREAT job of this!
 

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thanks for the advice. I'm going to try one more time at trying to breed shrimps.
 
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