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Shrimps will actually shed their skin from time to time. The time when they shed their skin makes them most vulnerable to predators because their body is soft and fragile.

Shrimps will jump out of your tank if they see your tank unfit for them. Mine haven't escaped but I lost one due to my angelfish. I understand that the angelfish will eat anything that fit in their mouth.


Some shrimps tend to prey on small fish. Amanos are mostly the ones being said as preying on small fish like neons. Can be true if the fish is already weakening or dying. Those with large claws, of course, are not suitable for communities.
 

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dprUsh83 said:
I've always wanted to keep shrimp.....there aren't any freshwater shrimp that are big enough to live with semi-aggressives are there?
There are. Never tried Cameroon Blue Shrimp though.
It can grow to about 6 inches so they say.:dunno:
If you intend to put them with oscars, your oscars will probably only eat them.
 

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trreherd said:
If you are looking for a alternative to shrinp in your agresive tank then maybe you should trie a large cobalt blue lobster-they are very cool looking
I wouldn't go with lobsters or crayfish. Even if your fish are big, they will still attack your fish and eat smaller ones.

They are best kept by themselves.

Andrew said:
Oh one more thing you cant keep shrimp with angels they find them tastey- your safe with most fish but stay away from large tetras, and something a bit frisky llike the loach family.
Right. And my angelfish ate one bamboo shrimp before the warning pops.:mrgreen:
 
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