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  1. Question will shrimp try to eat snails?


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    I have a goldfish tank that is usually 70 degrees (with one gourami). it's heavily planted, and starting to get a little bit of algae. we are getting some cherri shrimp tomorow, but I wanted to get some snails also because I hear they will eat dead leaves and are good for cool water. does anyone know if shrimp will eat the snails? or poke them or something? I've tried keeping the snails in other tanks, but fish just seam to like poking them!

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    Shrimp wont eat snails, however the gourami may eat the shrimp and possibly the goldfish may as well.(not sure on them, hate them.)

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    Goldfish will eat both the snails and the shrimp if they will fit in it's mouth. Or they will pick at larger snails until they die. The Gourami (which I suggest you move to another tank) will eat the shrimp. I used to use goldfish to clean a tank of snail infestations before I got into live plants and found out that snails are a really cool animal.

    Also Cherry shrimp don't do well in a goldfish tank due to the waste. Cherries can be killed by high ammonia, nitrite, and Nitrate all of which goldfish and their waste produce in leaps and bounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sounguru
    Goldfish will eat both the snails and the shrimp if they will fit in it's mouth. Or they will pick at larger snails until they die. The Gourami (which I suggest you move to another tank) will eat the shrimp. I used to use goldfish to clean a tank of snail infestations before I got into live plants and found out that snails are a really cool animal.

    Also Cherry shrimp don't do well in a goldfish tank due to the waste. Cherries can be killed by high ammonia, nitrite, and Nitrate all of which goldfish and their waste produce in leaps and bounds.
    ya, that's what I was thinking too...we'll get a couple shrimp and see whats up, it's all cycled and low in nitrate, maybe because of the plants, so far, it's only been running for a mounth though. if the gourami eats them I'm not sure what else I can put in there that will clean the leaves since it's pretty cold in there. I used to have snails in my other goldie tank and they just got poked a lot because well goldies poke everything (had to move them because my frog tries to eat them) they're just to big to be injested but that's all that's going for them, but the goldies basicly avoid them since they know their not food (I hope that's why). I've never had shrimp before... or a gourami, the tank isn't mine, someone else brought the gourami because the pet store guy said that they do well with goldies. why should it be moved? (not saying your wrong, I'm just curious) it's a 55 gal with 2 5-inch comets.

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    If you move the gourami to a warmer tank and provde lots of hiding places shrimp may do okay with him. Mystery snails get pretty big and will be okay in with the goldfish for a while without getting eaten, they can live in water down to 65 F, it makes them live alot longer too but they are somewhat less active. Later when the comets get big enough to eat them you can move to them to another tank.

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    Gouramis are a tropical fish and usually likethe water a lot warmer. Also I'm surprised the goldies haven't picked at his long fins.
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    ok, I was just worried about the whole thing and decided to go with some baby plecos for now, I would have gone with them in the first place but I thought they would get too big and not clean the leaves. they are working on the leaves now, so it'll be ok for a while. I'm going to try the snails too, they seam to be very picky about water contitons so I'm just working on improving the water hardness now, thanks for the help you guys!

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    Shrimp and snails don't usually survive long in a tank with gouramis. If you have even tempered gouramis you might be able to pull it off. Otherwise they will rapidly go after the invertebrates.

    A few years ago I had a 75G gourami tank that had a few blue-spot/yellow, and 2 snakeskin gouramis. The snakeskins got to be about 7-8 inches long and were voracious when it came to snails. I would often pick them out of my other tanks and toss them in as treats. Just about every time the snails were gone before the shell hit the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    Shrimp and snails don't usually survive long in a tank with gouramis. If you have even tempered gouramis you might be able to pull it off. Otherwise they will rapidly go after the invertebrates.

    A few years ago I had a 75G gourami tank that had a few blue-spot/yellow, and 2 snakeskin gouramis. The snakeskins got to be about 7-8 inches long and were voracious when it came to snails. I would often pick them out of my other tanks and toss them in as treats. Just about every time the snails were gone before the shell hit the gravel.
    our gourami is the dwarf kind I think, it's only an inch and a half long. so far everything seams to be ignoring the snails, but I only put a few in because I was afraid they'd get eaten, this is what the tank looks like:

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    The Shrimp Will Only Go After The Snails Eggs But They Dont Got The Guts To Do Anything Bigger

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