So I REALLY want to house a couple shrimp in my peaceful to semi-aggro community tank. I know some of my fish will want to eat shrimp but I have seen and heard of people keeping shrimp with carnivores.
In the tank I have:
6 tiger barbs (3lg 3sm)
7 neon tetra
5 zebra danios
4 Mollies (red wag, balloon and sword tail)
3 zebra loaches
2 glass bloodfin tetras
My tank is a 55g live planted tank with 2 large caves and probably 6-7 smaller caves most with planted entrances.
Currently my pH is 7.2 all other parameters 0.
It's not "heavily" planted but I have about 70$ worth of plants coming. Right now I have about 25 clusters of Java Fern, and 4 sword?? Plants. But I have full foreground, midground, and background compliments coming. I have virtually no algae so I know I'd need wafers but I really want some shrimp.
Has anyone had any luck with a certain type of shrimp in a similar tank? Maybe mature shrimp? Besides the loaches anyone see any ensuing battles?? Are shrimp like fish in that with groups they're safer?
Thank you, I've tried searching but everything says no go. And I'm hard-headed.