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Angelfish and Red Cherry Shrimp
Old 04-20-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
 
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Angelfish and Red Cherry Shrimp

Would full-grown angelfish be able to consume a full-grown Red Cherry Shrimp? I have 5 (currently quarter-size) angelfish. I'd love to add the shrimp, but don't want them to end up as expensive snacks! I have a well-planted 55 gallon tank, but I wouldn't consider it "heavily" planted yet, no good shrimp refugia.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #2
 
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i do not think so but as angel fish were a huge failure and i have never had shrimp, i couldnt say for sure. but the large ones i see at the LFS do not look big enough to do that. they have pretty small mouths.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
 
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for the reply. Don't give up on angelfish. I literally had 12 angels over 3 months die on me before getting my current 5 to thrive. Sometimes it's where we buy the fish (big-box pet store in my case, but each store differs in quality).
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #4
 
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yea but after 5 of them dying in i decided to go a diffrent route. i would love to have some though eventually.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
 
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My little 2" Dicrossus Filamentosus snap up adult RCS no problem, I imagine Angels would do the same.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:26 AM   #6
 
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My little 2" Dicrossus Filamentosus snap up adult RCS no problem, I imagine Angels would do the same.
Yep that they do

It's the main reason I'm getting rid of mine actually lol. Bought them on impulse at an auction a year ago. Got home and when I released them into the tank.... I remembered there were cherry shrimp in there. Can you say not for long lol....
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #7
 
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My little 2" Dicrossus Filamentosus snap up adult RCS no problem, I imagine Angels would do the same.
Shoot, that's disappointing. Oh well, better to know in advance than buy expensive live food! On the plus side, it's a good excuse for shrimp tank!
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