Thread: Will my fish get killed?
07-06-2007, 03:02 PM #1
Will my fish get killed?
If I buy a shrimp?
If so, should I only get one or can I get 2 or 3?
07-06-2007, 03:03 PM #2
What kind of shrimp? I have bamboo shrimp in two of my tanks.New chatroom!
07-06-2007, 03:06 PM #3
I have no preference more concerned about the shrimp eating/tortureing my tank buddies.
Never had a shrimp before and i'm curious how this will turn out.
07-06-2007, 03:10 PM #4
Shrimp are primarily scavengers and detritivores...at least any FW species commonly sold...I have one remaining bamboo shrimp as well...
I wouldn't worry about shrimp...
Crayfish...well, that's another story...avoid those...55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
07-06-2007, 03:12 PM #5Originally Posted by Rue
07-06-2007, 03:18 PM #6
Rue is absolutely right about the crayfish - they are able to kill and eat much larger fish than you'd think looking at them!
Make sure the LFS you use knows the difference - I've seen crayfish sold as "rock shrimp" & "blue shrimp" at a few different places.
Real shrimp seem to be hard to get around here and cost about twice what they did last summer so I guess they're (the stores) trying to save a few bucks.Go ahead - try to count my Bumblebee Gobies!
72 Gallon Bowfront
Angel, Sharks, Tetras, Fire Eel
African Butterfly, Violet Goby, Tetras, Danios
Clown Loaches, Neons, BumbleBee Gobies, Tetras
07-06-2007, 03:34 PM #7
My bamboo shrimp were 6$ each. They are larger so my other fish don't eat them. Don't get cherry red shrimp, they are just expensive fish food.New chatroom!
07-06-2007, 04:13 PM #8
Ghost shrimp can kill young live-bearers. The best bet would be bamboo shrimp because they are filter feeders. I don't know about the other shrimp because I've never read about them.
07-06-2007, 04:26 PM #9Originally Posted by troy
Good to know as I'm getting some Edler's Live-bearers soon, and was thinking of getting some shrimp
07-06-2007, 04:38 PM #10
My brother had a ghost shrimp when he added 2 feeder guppies and within a minutes or two one or both were killed by the shrimp.FWI feeder guppies and endlers livevbearers are almost the same thing.