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eileen 01-26-2010 04:04 PM

Got Zebra Danio fry with red cherry shrimp is that ok?
I have a question. I bought some zebra dano fry off of craigslist and put them in a 3 gal. tank with a pantyhose over the intake so they don't get sucked up. They are hardly visable and the only way I caught them was with a brineshrimp net as they are so tiny that they go through a reg. net. I was wondering if they will be ok with red cherry shrimp in the same tank? I can see they darting about on the surface with a magnifying glass. I bought some powered Hikari first bites and I also have some Zoo 9 in 1 Artifical Artemia from drsfoster smith to feed them. If the red cherry shrimp are a danger I want to remove them.

eileen 01-26-2010 07:13 PM

Never mind I got an answer from the guy I got the zebra danio fry from. He said it was safe to keep the red cherry shrimp with the tiny zebra fry. He also told me that size will increase at 1.5 months-2 months to put in a reg. tank with smaller fish. Feeding them First bites by Hikari twice a day should be fine with a 10% water change everyday or every other day. Any reg. fish food is fine crushed to a fine powder. I put a toothpick in the food and shake is over the tanks wate.

redchigh 01-27-2010 10:26 AM

I have a ghost shrimp thats been eating my guppy fry so I'd make sure...

eileen 01-27-2010 11:33 AM

I heard that Ghost shrimp do eat fry. Ghost shrimps have longer arms and claws to grab them and are alot bigger in size over Dwarf Red Cherry shrimps that do not have the long arms or claws like the Ghost Shrimps. I checked with the guy that I got my Zebra fry from and he has dwarf red cherry shrimps in with his and they are fine he said. I counted about 38 zebra danio fry before I put them in my 3 gal.I only have a few red cherrys and I'm sure some will not make it to a nice size in a month or two. I have been checking the water and doing 10% water change daily with the syphon thing in a brineshrimp net so none get sucked up.

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