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    Default Baby shrimp survival tank mates?


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    Thinking of possible tank mates for cherry red shrimp...

    The babies are amazingly small, I've ruled out almost all non bottom feeders. What about corys? They don't appear much for pursuit if a healthy baby can get out of the way. Is that a safe assumption?

    I also love kuhli loaches, but I think they might pursue.

    Anyone with experience?


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    Any fish will eat anything alive that's small enough to do so, Rich. You would need a grow-out tank for the youngsters before you could put them in with any of the benthic fish you mentioned.

    Dave
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    I do realize all small critters are food, but I would imagine the babies in the wild go through the same problems, granted in shallower water.

    With the way these shrimp seem to brees, I could handle a 50% loss or less. Just curious what would give them the best odds. or am I missing that any cory will be quicker than teeny shrimp?

    This question was also intertwined with my other ground cover question, but I thought it was best to keep the Qs seperate. Could the plants in the tank make a difference? Ground or floating?

    Maybe Java Moss or Hornwort be the key with corys?


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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    If you have an area where the baby shrimp could hide, like a fine grate, hidden in a corner, most of them would make it. The more plants, driftwood and/or stones you have the more baby shrimp would make it and the more you'd make trading them with the LFS.

    Dave
    When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

    Omnia mutantur nihil interit.

    The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

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    shrimp are quick, I don't think cories will get them.

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    I hope not as I have 4 pygmy cories in the tank with my shrimp. My shrimp have not produced babies yet (only dropped eggs) so when they do I would hate for my cories to eat them.
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    For baby anything I keep them by themselves in a well planted tank.

    In the wild most will be eaten. This helps weed out ther slow (mentally or physically) individuals which helps keep the population ideal. This is mentioned in my thread about why nature is not ideal.

    I would just keep them by themselves.
    Aquarist since 1995
    Biologist and Published Author in Multiple Aquarium Magazines
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    Oh my, for those keeping score...

    I added a few RCS including 2 accidental babies with my Julii. First test when the Julii came in contact with the shrimp, it was like lightning. Those shrimp can move!!!


    Shrimp and snail junkie... What can I say, I like the little things in life.


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