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Holly 03-31-2007 09:58 PM

Shrimp and Swords?
 
I'm not sure if this is in the right place but it's mixes a few types of fish.

Last week I bought 12 Cherry Red Shrimp. They came FedEx and I was so excited to put them in my tank so they could get bigger, adolencent shrimp ship better I'm told, and do what they do best. I bought the Cherry Red onces so my 2 year old could see them easier than the Glass Shrimp that I can get at any store. Anyway, I put these little guys in ym tank and my sword ate one literally before he made it to the bottom of the tank. Now, 3 days later, I can't find an shrimp at all!! I bought my swords a $25 dinner!! I really want to get more shrimp since I really like what they can do for my tank and my son really liked them also. Any suggestions? Should I buy the cheap Glass Shrimp who are bigger and see if they get eaten before I spend more money on the Cherry's? Should I just give up on shrimp?

Lupin 03-31-2007 10:03 PM

Swordtails are quite big so cherry shrimps are not going to last. Ghost shrimps on the other hand will do as they are bigger in size.:) If you want cherries, keep only small species of tetras, rasboras, endlers, guppies and white clouds.:)


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