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post #1 of 11 Old 03-03-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Cherry Shrimp Tank w/ Rasboras?

I have a ten gallon tank that is used to breed cherry shrimp. Currently it has only cherry shrimps, a young red ramshorn snail, and a mystery snail. Plus two teeny weeny brownish/clearish shelled snails.

Anyways, my question is are there any fish that can safely be kept with BABY cherry shrimps? I have five micro rasboras (boraras maculatus) in a 20g that get a bit overshadowed by the guppies and betta. Could I keep these rasboras in the cherry tank?
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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Yes, you can.

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And they won't try to eat the babies?
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the majority of fish will eat baby shrimp, hence the reason we buy shrimp from the pet stores.
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the majority of fish will eat baby shrimp, hence the reason we buy shrimp from the pet stores.
I am asking if the rasboras will eat the babies. I don't want to buy shrimp, I am breeding them.
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i was giving an example of what food we feed our fish = baby shrimp.
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Ooh I see.

So does anyone know if Dwarf Rasboras (boraras macalatus) will eat baby Red Cherry Shrimp?
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Yes LOL !

we buy frozen baby shrimp from the stores to feed to our fish, fish will eat pretty much anything that will fit in its mouth. Meaning a baby shrimp will fit in its mouth.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-03-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Are you sure? The rasboras are smaller than the adult shrimp.

EDIT: Actually never mind, I don't want to risk it. I think the 10 gallon will stay shrimp and snails only :)

Thanks for all your help stevenjohn21 and Lupin.
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The risk is quite minimal with a heavily planted setup and boraras together.

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