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 Post subject: Any possible tankmates?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:51 am 
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I have a 29g. tank with a thriving colony of cherry shrimp. I get complaints from my wife that the tank "isn't interesting enough" with no fish in it. I do have 4 otos in there but they are almost never seen. Is there anything in that I could put in there for a little more interest without jeopardizing my shrimp? I have a nasty infestation of trumpet snails that I would like to get under control. Is there anything that would help to control the snails without also snacking on the shrimp?

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I suspect that effective snail predators (ie loaches) would snack on the shrimp.

However - I'm keeping (and breeding :mrgreen: ) celestial pearl danio's with cherry shrimp.
The good news is I don't think the CPD's are eating adult shrimp.
The bad news is I think the reason I don't have alot of shrimp is that they are eating baby shrimp :(

some of the small micro-rasbora's might be another option.

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In my tank I have Ember Tetras (and I know Skiptons just got a BUNCH in cause I ordered them ;), ottos, and pygmy cory cats. I also have a betta that seems relatively uninterested in the shrimp, but from what I hear that's an exception to the rule.

I agree with Rich in that I can't think of any snail eaters that would not also be shrimp eaters. Your best bet here might just be a complete tank cleaning


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:30 pm 
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That sounds cool. I was thinking about neons. My wife is always telling me how beautiful they are. I just haven't had much luck with them. It's buy six, two months later you have two. Buy six more, two months later you have two. Probably not the same two, but still only two.
Maybe a mix of the two? Hmmm . . .

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I have a great setup - it contains my ever expanding (even if I want to keep it small!) colony of cherry shrimp and now finally some breeding tiger shrimp..... along with 11 Threadfin Rainbowfish. The shrimp are still at a high number and I see babies often and the Threadfins don't harass them like a molly or another fish would if they ate off the bottom or were curious if they could fit them in their mouth!
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PS - it's also like a jungle with live plants - it's in my sunroom and it gets lots of natural light.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:04 pm 
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this is an old post, but Marbled Cray fish are ok with cherry shrimp. You just need to make sure that there's no way for the crayfish to climb out of the tank.


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