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    Atya gabonensis is species I'm talking about. Would love to have some larger shrimp in the tank! Especially since they clean the water so well.
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    no fish would be a good suit for filter shrimps like those. almost every fish will nip at their gills and kill them. but they are worth having in a tank on their own, or with other filter shrimp. snails, and small shrimp would be fine in there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    no fish would be a good suit for filter shrimps like those. almost every fish will nip at their gills and kill them. but they are worth having in a tank on their own, or with other filter shrimp. snails, and small shrimp would be fine in there as well.
    Even if they are 4 inches (the shrimp)? The discus don't touch my 2" amano shrimps although definitely missing 2 dozen cherrys :(They are larger than my rummys and cardinals

    I've seen some pretty big vampire shrimp and was considering getting 2 or 3 since I know they like to be in groups.
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    How big are the discus? Are they wilds or domestic? What's the temp of your tank at?
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    What geno's saying is they will pick at the delicate arms on the shrimp, regardless of size. Although I have kept filter shrimp and have never had that be a problem, my problem was always getting them enough to eat, mine always starved and I gave up.
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    Green water! =]

    It's easy to make. Just place some water in a cheap tub outside, add some fertilizer and let it go. I've noticed, however, that it helps to add some floating plants to attract natural insects/frogs, so they can pollute your water. ;P That aids in algal growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinalJenemba View Post
    What geno's saying is they will pick at the delicate arms on the shrimp, regardless of size. Although I have kept filter shrimp and have never had that be a problem, my problem was always getting them enough to eat, mine always starved and I gave up.
    Discus are 5-6" and came from Hans so not wild. I hear you about the nipping but since they dont nip at the amanos, I thought it would work. I had them before in my 55 allon tetra/apisto tank but they died probably because they weren't getting enough food. I am pretty sure that they would have no issues now that I have 2 FX5s that create good current and feed discus 2-3 times per day so they. I keep water at 85 degrees.
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    Green water! =]

    It's easy to make. Just place some water in a cheap tub outside, add some fertilizer and let it go. I've noticed, however, that it helps to add some floating plants to attract natural insects/frogs, so they can pollute your water. ;P That aids in algal growth.

    They need that much huh? Not worth doing that to the discus tank. Maybe I'll try with one and see how it goes...
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    Well, you might have a good amount of detritus floating around, but there's a reason why they're not surviving in some tanks. They're too clean. ;P
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    filter feeder shrimp wont eat if they are getting nipped at any. even if theres enough nutrients in the water they will refuse to open their gills for food if theres a threat of nipping. my friend had killed 4 bamboo shrimp (filter feeder) it was housed with a couple female mollies and they never seemed to give a bother to the shrimp. but eventually they all died, untill he housed 2 of them alone. fed them the same and everything and has had them alive for a bit over a year now without any problems. thats why im saying no to fishy tank mates....
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