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Fish and Shrimp

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Pat7676, May 5, 2008.

  1. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    What kind of fish work well with Shrimp?
     
  2. Fikus

    Fikus New Member

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    Try some Tetras or Rasboras. It sould work well. However, all small peaceful schooling fish could be fine.


    Rgds,


    Fikus
     
  3. Pat7676

    Pat7676 New Member

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    Ok any others?
     
  4. waterfaller1

    waterfaller1 New Member

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    Tetras will kill shrimp
    I keep~
    Blue & red form Axelrodi rasboras{there are a bunch of nice small ones}
    Octocinclus
    Habrosus & Pygmy Corydoras
    Hara Jerdoni-mini moth catfish
    Dwarf Puffer
    Scarlet badis
    Kuhli loach

    Threadfin rainbowfish are also supposedly ok.

    The only fish considered 100% shrimp safe is the octocinclus.
     
  5. Fikus

    Fikus New Member

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    I have a school of Neon tetras ( Paracheirodon innesi) and some Rummy-Nose Tetras(Hemigrammus rhodostomus) as well as Otos, and never have had any problem with shrimps. Needed to say that the most important thing for shrimps is to provide them enough safe places to hide and take a rest, no matter what fishes you have in a tank... Otherwise, Otocinclus and Cories will be good tank mates...


    Cheers,


    Filip Todorovic - Fikus
     
  6. Chadly

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    I have Celestial pearl danios w/ my cherries which are breeding and the shrimplets are surviving.
     
  7. milalic

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    If your shrimp fits in the fish mouth, it can potentially eat them. Keep your fish well feed and you can keep with them:

    -Small tetras like embers
    -Boraras and small rasboras
    -Cories
    - Pseudomugil (rainbows)
    - small danios
    - endlers
    - otos
    - orizyas
     
  8. overallgal

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    Pat, I forgot to mention I have them in with some Cinnamon Gourami's also and some Dwarf Crays. When I first put Cherries in with the Ameca Splendens I was pretty worried about them being munchies but the little guys are growing in numbers. I believe the saying "If a fish can get something in it's mouth, it'll eat it". Cherries reproduce so well that a few fish snacks here and there won't hurt your population once they get comfortable, though if anyone disagrees with this please speak up. LOL

    Take care

    Darlene
     
  9. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    I've had good luck with these shrimp safe fish:

    Octocinclus
    Endlers (bigger females will go after the newborn shrimp sometimes)
    Corycats (smaller species).

    -John N.
     
  10. redcaptrio

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    i just witnessed a zebra danio eat my juvy cherry.. it was a one dollar snack for the zebra.. i guess i better keep juvy shrimps in the breeding tank and transfer them to my main tank later when they are bigger.. ^_^
     
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    just have a quick question about this topic (not meaning to hijack the thread tho)..

    in terms of keeping shrimps with fish, which would you introduce into the tank first - shrimps or fish?
     
  12. milalic

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    Shrimp.
     
  13. KristinM85

    KristinM85 New Member

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    Same here. I even see shrimplets in the (kind of) open parts of the tank from time to time. And juvie shrimp hang out while the Danios swim around.
     

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