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GW 05-27-2007 10:20 PM

Guppies and Cherry, or Ghost Shrimp???
 
Does anyone keep these together?
If so how many?

Looking to add a cleanup crew that wont attack fry.

Benefits and/or drawbacks???

Lupin 05-27-2007 10:20 PM

Ghost shrimps may attack the fry but cherries will not easily bother them.

GW 05-27-2007 10:23 PM

The Cherries are so small and would add a nice dimension.
I'm just concerned about buying online and getting something I dont want along with them.
I want to add Java Moss...but Dont want Snails!

Enzo 05-27-2007 10:38 PM

cherries are almost the same as guppies small nice looking and easy to breed and up to 100 cherry shrimp can fit in a 10gallon i have cherries and amanos with guppies

Lupin 05-27-2007 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GW
I want to add Java Moss...but Dont want Snails!

You might have to dip the plants in copper sulfate but they must be wash thoroughly to remove any small trace of copper which can prove harmful to all invertebrates. It's very risky unfortunately.

leifthebunny 05-30-2007 10:04 AM

I'd recommend Cherry Shrimp for a couple of reasons. Ghost shrimp don't touch all types of algae and aren't the most efficient cleanup crew. Also, Ghost shrimp get pretty large and their claws can get somewhat dangerous even to adult fish.

GW 05-30-2007 02:30 PM

Thank You all for the reccomendations.
I think I'll go with the Cherries and just quaratine the Java Moss in a different tank just in case it's carrying the snails.

mcdanielnc89 06-26-2007 07:45 PM

I have ghost shrimp with my guppies...


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