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Shrimp deaths #1
In my tropical tank I have 4 Kuhlis (soon to be 5) and eight Harlequin Rasboras plus an Amano Shrimp and 30++ Cherry Red shrimp which breed like you just wouldn't belive. Over the weekend I've found 3 dead cherrys but lots are fit and well and the Amano is better than ever. Do they just not live very long?

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Re: Shrimp deaths #2
They only live 1 to 2 years Jon, average 18 months so if they were adult when you got them it's most likely just old age
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Re: Shrimp deaths #3
Ah good I've just spoken to Ben and he says that he occasionally finds a dead one in his tank too.

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Re: Shrimp deaths #4
i sometimes find the odd one in the small tank, but so many in the larger tank i don't think i would notice
Note to self: must not buy anymore tanks
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Re: Shrimp deaths #5
Great, thanks Kellie

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Re: Shrimp deaths #6
Hi

Sorry to hi jack the tread. I thought u couldn't keep fish and shrimps together. Is this not the case?
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Re: Shrimp deaths #7
It very much depends on which fish and which shrimp species' you want to combine.
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Re: Shrimp deaths #8
It depends how big the shrimp are !!

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Re: Shrimp deaths #9
Blimy Critch that's a monster! Wat sort is that?

Would cherry shrimp suit my current setup?
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Re: Shrimp deaths #10
Probably not - the Otos would be OK and your Barbs wouldn't bother adult Cherry Shrimp, but any baby shrimplets would be eaten as fast as they hatch. If you were happy to just have your initial adult stock of shrimps and know the colony would not increase then you could add some.