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  1. Default RCS vs. other tankmates


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    I have some neon rainbows, a honey gourami, and some emerald corys. Will any of these guys try and chomp down on the RCS if I buy some juvies?

    I had actually bought some a few weeks back and had some rosy barbs that I am almost 100% sure eat every since one of them! Thankfully I have gotten rid of the barbs because of some aggression issues and would like to try getting some RCS in there again.

    If do get some, should I get more than 10 just in case some of the fish do get ahold of some? Or should I put the little ones in a separate tank and let them grow a little before adding them to the big tank (although I would really just like to go ahead and add them to the main tank!)?
    My tank is moderately planted so there is plenty of room for them to hide out if needed.

    Thanks for any advice!
    ڠ Kat's 29g Adventure ڠ
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    Most fish will eat shrimp, the rainbows certainly would. IME Ancistrus pleco's and Sewellia are safe to keep with them. If you really want to keep shrimp set up a separate tank for them. A 10 gallon with an air-driven sponge filter will easily hold several hundred.

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    The corys might snap up the occasional shrimplet, the rest will think they're a welcome snack.

  4. Default


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    Okay good to know. So even if I let the shrimp mature in a different tank and then add them to the main, they more than likely would still get eaten? I would think by then they would be too big to fit in their mouths..
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    I wouldn't trust that gourami.

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    Ahh, he isn't aggressive and pretty much keeps out of everyone's way. But I can see where he'd like one for a snack. Guess RCS are a no no in the main tank. :(
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    0 Not allowed!
    In a well-planted tank there may be enough space for them. See the community tank in my sig... I have a thriving shrimp population. It's hard to say for sure one way or the other unless you're willing to try it and see what happens. I remember the days of counting shrimp after I ordered a lot of 20 and added them, wondering if each one I couldn't tally was hiding or eaten. Then they started breeding and the population exploded. Now they infest all my tanks and my filters too. They seem, for me at least, to hold up better against fish than people give them credit for.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

  8. Default


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    Hmm, I think I might have another go at them and hope for the best! However, I might set up my little 5 gallon and let them grow up a bit before subjecting them to the whims of my other fish. :P
    Thanks for all your help!
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    recently my 5 rcs had babies in my community tank with no problems. now I'm up to 30 or so. tank mates are BN pleco, some neon tetras, a red eye tetra, a lyre tail Molly, and a sunset Mickey mouse platy. only thing special I did was cover my filter inlets with some pantyhose to prevent the shimplets from getting sucked up till they got a little bigger.

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    And all of those are species who will take shrimplets but not hunt actively for them if the tank's properly planted.
    3 potted plants and 6 strings of plastic do not make a planted tank!

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