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    Are they any fish that can be with them that will not eat them? I gather shrimp are supposed to be in a tank alone?

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    what shrimp are you thinking of getting?
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    Red cherry shrimp and I am so darned excited.

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    Which tank do you plan on putting them in?

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    I planned to put them in my 20 gallon with my golden tetra's and black neon's but have since heard the shrimp would be eaten. So......I guess I will have to move the fish out and put them in the 55 with my other community fish.

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    I don't think you will have problems with those fish.

    Just monitor the fish and number of shrimp for a week or two really closely. If you notice fat fish, or missing shrimp, then it might be time to take action.


    Also RCS are extremely susceptible to nitrate poisoning, so large frequent waterchanges are a must, not that you don't do those already.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Normally my nitrates are really low anyway but I dose nitrates for the plants. Perhaps I should not do that?

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    Yeah my clown killies have gotten two of my bumblebee shrimp already. I thought they would be fine. Cherries should be fine though.. They will cruise on the plants and just hang there... I miss lucky... That ghost shrimp was in my 55 gallon with my Oscars for 5 months lol before I got him eaten.. man I felt like a jerk that day..lol...
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    they'll probably survive in that tank

    im thinking about throwing 100 ghost shrimp in my 90g at night to see if it will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    they'll probably survive in that tank

    im thinking about throwing 100 ghost shrimp in my 90g at night to see if it will work
    Cocoa by work do you mean feed your tank lol.... Yeah it will work lol....
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