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turtle10 03-03-2011 05:40 PM

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?

Lupin 03-03-2011 06:13 PM

Yes, you can.

turtle10 03-03-2011 08:30 PM

And they won't try to eat the babies?

stevenjohn21 03-03-2011 08:34 PM

the majority of fish will eat baby shrimp, hence the reason we buy shrimp from the pet stores.

turtle10 03-03-2011 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 608228)
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.

stevenjohn21 03-03-2011 09:27 PM

i was giving an example of what food we feed our fish = baby shrimp.

turtle10 03-03-2011 09:32 PM

Ooh I see.

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

stevenjohn21 03-03-2011 09:37 PM

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.

turtle10 03-03-2011 09:43 PM

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.

Lupin 03-03-2011 11:44 PM

The risk is quite minimal with a heavily planted setup and boraras together.


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