04-16-2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Savannah
I just got 4 cherry shrimp for my 10 gal. planted tank yesterday and need advice on how to care for them.Do they eat alge wafers?Will my dwarf gourami pick on them?How big do they get?Will they get sucked into my filter?
Hey there, your shrimp will get approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. I would suggest getting some java moss so your shrimp will have a place to hide and if they breed your fry will have a place to hide. Eating is cake, they will eat just about anything algae wafers are fine and they will even eat their own exo skeleton when they shed so they can get nutrients back. Have fun with your shrimp. The dwarf gourami may pick at them, it all comes down to the gourami itself. You might have a friendly one or you might have one with a tad bit of an attitude.