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The herd checking out their new friends

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Yeah, definitely don't worry much about losing Cherries. They're underwater roaches when it comes to reproduction.

I've had Assassins gang up on older shrimp, though. So if you're attached to any particular shrimp... could be worth considering a different arrangement.
OK! Thanks for the tip. I'm going to keep a close eye on them then. If they betray my trust, into my community tank they go...with Mr. Pinchy..
 

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I actually tested this. I put three in my ten gallon with my tiger shrimp and observed them for a half hour a day. Most of the time the shrimp and the shrimp got along and ignored one another. After about two weeks one morning I had dropped in some Hikari. The shrimp swarmed it then the assassin's came over. I watched as one of the assassin's started to go after a younger shrimplet. The snail just kept pursuing it through the tank. It was interesting to watch. He never got the little fella, but he was definitely hunting him. I removed the snails after that. I observed no massive losses of shrimplets so I am guessing they are like any predators and will pick off the weak and slow.
 
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