I have wondered for a while whether it would be possible to keep shrimp in my aquarium? I think i'll need to wait until my plants have matured more (?). Will they be ok with my fish? Neons, Glowlights, Harlequins, Dwarf Gourami, Corydoras and a bristlenose. Any thoughts? Thanks very much.
generally should be fine, which kinds of shrimp were you thinking? id go for slighly bigger ones with the dwarf gourami, as if you had cherry shrimp or smiliar the adults would more than likly be fine but if they have babies they may get eaten, i was almost overun with babies cherries until i had to put my cardinals in their tank, now still got loads, but im pretty sure some of the babies are being eaten!
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Thanks for the advice. I hadnt really decieded which variety of shrimp I wanted as I dont know much about them. They do look good and will add interest. I was hoping for a recomendation. So you think Amano shrimp? How many would you recomend? Im not too fussed about breeding them although that would be cool if it happened, unless like you say, I get overun. Do they need any kind of special care, like feeds or rocks?
Shrimp are ace - really fun to watch. Was expecting them to shy off a bit since introduceing the rams but they are as bold as ever. They crawl down the filter intake and ambush (I've seen one actually jump on-top of a fish from hieght!) the ram territory, snatch a bloodworm then peddle off to suck it dry like an ice-pop. Slowly does it adding water to the bag though - invertibrates are very sensitive.
Im really warming to this shrimp idea. I really didnt know they were so popular. For some reason I imagined that most fish would just peck them do death. Thanks for the advice about the water jonnyunlimited.