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Thread: Killer shrimp!

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    I suppose I could take him back if it got that bad. I want to let it play out for a little longer and see if he chills out. But suppose I took all of my white skirts back what would be a good tank mate for my neons and female whiskers?

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    Yeah, just don't flush him... It's a cruel death, and it isn't the fish's fault he thinks he needs to be bossy. I'd suggest maybe getting rid of the white skirts or the neons, they don't really get along since the skirts are sort of mean-ish and neons are gentle and shy.
    Uh... Whiskers can get kind of mean even if they seem small. I had a couple that had little pincers (bought it as a darn ghost shrimp) but then started looking interested in my pencils and I got rid of 'em.
    Uh... You could try cories of pretty much any kind? Black neons or penguin tetras for some variety? Glowlight tetras? Maybe a dwarf gourami?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    I saw these super rare tetras online called galaxy tetras. They look amazing, they are black with orange dots and orange fins. I'd love to get some of those if I can get my hands on them

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    Those are celestial pearl danios, although galaxy tetra or galaxy rasbora is what they're sometimes called. I'm pretty sure they're technically danios. If you look under the right name of celestial pearl danios, they aren't crazy rare, just a bit unusual. Try ordering a group online or going to a non-chain store. They're tiny, though, usually about 1/2" when bought and maybe 3/4" when adult. Really big females can reach one inch. I think they'd be okay with neons, but definitely not whisker shrimp or white-skirts. They're definitely schooling fish, so get at least 7, and your tank should be reasonably heavily planted or they'll be really shy and faded out. What size is the tank again? If you can find them, ten or more would look great with a nice school of neons...
    Just to let you know, they're more like dark blue in person.


    Or did you mean those slim little ones with the huge fanned fins and not the little ones with rounded noses and slightly arched backs? Because I don't know what those are.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Do you think the whisker shrimo will eventually agress my neons? That was my concern but they seem to pretty much keep to themselves. As well as the neons and white skirts, they never bother each other

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    I suggest you get rid of the whiskers and add ghost shrimps instead. Ghosts stay small and won't be a threat, just make sure you get one of the few species that aren't whiskers.
    I don't know if they're a risk... I'd say so, yes.
    Keep an eye on the whiteskirts... They might be scaring with the neons with their hectic behavior if they act anything like my blackskirts do. If you keep them, definitely stay away from the celestial pearl danios, the whiteskirts will terrify and possibly eat them.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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