Originally Posted by fashionfobie
A species tank would be awesome! I mean it takes a lot of shrimp to overstock any tank. If you wanted to add a fish to bring down the baby population a betta might do the trick, however he may indiscriminately eat your adult shrimp too.
p.s. I like the Mikrogeophagus ramirezi in your avatar!
Thanks Natalie. I liked him too :( He and the female had fry a couple times, and they ate them after various times. I've since lost them both. They died, sadly. Yours in your avatar is very nice looking.
FYI, I put a female betta in the RCS tank, that lives in my other tank. It seemed she did eat many shrimp, because I saw noticeably less. She seemed so sad in the tank, I moved her back to the larger tank with her "friends"
All of a sudden, I saw tons of shrimp again. I know she did eat a few, I saw her, but I think they actually went into hiding, if that seems possible.