Originally Posted by coolcar24th
Does anyone know if barbs will eat these shrimp? I have a 10gal planted tank with some cherry and tiger barbs in em.
Depends on how much space they have to hide.
Pretty much any fish is going to try and eat a shrimp if it'll fit in their mouths, but if the shrimp have plenty of places to hide from them it should be a pretty good chance.
You could even get some small diameter PVC tubing and make a little pyramid hotel that the fish can't fit in, as well as having lots and lots of plants.
Maybe give them plenty of hiding places, buy a bunch, and a good chunk of them should survive and reproduce.
The tank is cycled and stable right?
They're pretty sensetive to ammonia and poor water quality as far as I know.
And definitely be careful of any medications because alot of them contain copper, and shrimp and pretty much all invertebrates are almost assured death with metals.