This is a discussion on neolamprologus ocellatus and red cherry shrimp within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; -->
planning to get some "shellies", and just wanted to check if my red cherry shrimp would end up as dinner. tia...
I usually suggest that shellies be kept in species tanks. Dominant males usually keep a harem of females. I had a tank with 3 females and 3 males, and the sub-dominant males were always chase away from the females. They are not super aggressive with other shellies, but any non shellies will be beat up pretty regularly. I've even seen groups of multies beat up larger fish when they feel threatened.