Can cherry shrimp and GBR live together
I was wonding as stated above if German blue rams and cherry shrimp can live together in a 20-30 gallon aquarium with neon tetras.
I've tried that, and have lost some (adults). The tiny babies that I've put in, I still find sometimes during water changes. The adult was a not so bright RCS that was used to being in a tank with no predators, and she was hanging out on a leaf like she owned the place :lol: Poor thing did get eaten. I have tons of java moss, and I've caught babies at times while doing water changes, so they are doing fine hiding in the moss. They get sucked up, and I put them back in, and they quickly dive right to the java moss again.
I never see them however, in the tank otherwise. I'm sure if I did they'd get eaten, so you can keep them as food if you want to do that. But if you're spending a bit of money on them, I wouldn't do it. If you do, make sure they have lots of plants and moss to hide in.
I keep some cherry shrimp with cardinal tetra's but I think the German blue rams would eat more baby shrimplet's than I care to lose.
Maybe if you had a large colony of shrimp to begin with, and lot's of cover,then enough would survive that occasional eaten shrimp would not be too much of an issue.
German blue rams I have kept, did bettter at warmer temps than neon's you mention as tank mates care for.
I might consider rummy nose tetra's or cardinal tetra's rather than neons for tankmates for the ram's.
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See how it goes. Best of luck.
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