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What can be kept with Red Cherry Shrimp?

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What can be kept with Red Cherry Shrimp?
Old 12-21-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
 
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What can be kept with Red Cherry Shrimp?


I have a 5 gal, with just RCS. They are breeding like crazy, and I'll be putting them in my other tanks, where they will get eaten, unless they can keep away from the fish. I'm wondering what I could safely keep with the RCS, and not have them get eaten? I'm wondering about an African Dwarf Frog? Will an ADF eat RCS? I really feel like adding one other thing to the tank, but I'm guessing most things will eat the babies. I love Endlers. Anyone know about those and keeping shrimp?

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #2
 
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About the only shrimp safe fish is an Otto. Basically, if it fits in the mouth it's possibly chow. If you provide plenty of hiding spots and add the shrimp first and allow them to build up a strong colony, they may likely be able to breed enough to make up for the losses. But pretty much any fish will eat at least the babies.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
 
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About the only shrimp safe fish is an Otto. Basically, if it fits in the mouth it's possibly chow. If you provide plenty of hiding spots and add the shrimp first and allow them to build up a strong colony, they may likely be able to breed enough to make up for the losses. But pretty much any fish will eat at least the babies.

I figured that would be the answer, but didn't think about an Oto. I have algae all over the "glass" but I'm afraid to scrap it, because there are always tiny, tiny babies on the glass, and I'm afraid I'll kill them.

Do you think 5 gallons is too small for 3 otos? I do have many plants in the tank, and they would be great at keeping it clean.

Thanks for the input!

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