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Africans with snails and shrimp?

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Africans with snails and shrimp?
Old 03-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
 
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Africans with snails and shrimp?

thinkign about a cleaning crew of snails and shrimp for my african planted tank, will the africans leave the shrimp and snails alone?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
 
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That's a certain no on the shrimp. While I've never had cichlids I can tell you that far smaller and more peaceful fish have gone after my shrimp, and those shrimp were adults not juveniles. Depending on the size of cichlid you get even the larger amano and ghost shrimps won't be safe with them. Most people use shrimp as feeders for cichlids.

I can't speak for the snails.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
 
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i figured it was a farfethed idea with the shrimp but still worth asking.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
 
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i figured it was a farfethed idea with the shrimp but still worth asking.
Not saying it's appropriate but, take a look at "the Cleaning Crew" advertised on Aquariumplants.com.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
 
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im not a fan of purchaseing livestock through mail, i have my reasons. im jsut curious if africans would leave snails alone?
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:01 AM   #6
 
Depends on what you mean Mitch. My africans love to eat juvenile snails because their shells aren't hard yet, but they tend to just eat the "tentacles" off of the adult ramshorns. They will also eat the egg sacs
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:18 AM   #7
 
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I've since this threa had net tile snails for about a month with no issues this far
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #8
 
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I've since this threa had net tile snails for about a month with no issues this far
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Huh? Tile snails?
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