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Quote from: tva351 on March 24, 2019, 09:47:57 pmThe yoyo loach (botia almorhae) is a great addition to a planted tank but you might be better off with corydoras instead. Botia species are effective snailers. Anything slow moving on the bottom of the tank,they will vacuum up. They will sit on the bottom happily sucking a small snail right out of their shell. I had them years ago and watched this happen. If you put shrimp in with a loach,be prepared to lose them because they eat shrimp as happily as they do snails. If you had a planted tank with a snail problem, these are the fish to get rid of them. Sorry for the bad news but I would not put shrimp in there with them.
I also have a planted community tank of fish and shrimp but I keep corydoras as a bottom scavenger as they don't eat shrimp. Also you have Angelfish in the tank and being a South American Cichlid they will happily eat your shrimp as that is part of their normal diet. I hope this advice helps your decision. Good luck.
Quote from: tva351 on December 30, 2018, 08:51:10 pm
For my Neo's my water parameters are as follows:
Temp: 22-25c Ph: 6.5-7.5 Ammonia: 0 Chlorine: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 Kh: 3-10 Gh: 6-8 Tds: 600-800ppm.
The tds is very high, but that is straight out of the tap here in Adelaide.All the Neo's I have are locally bred in Adelaide tap water so they are used to solids in the water. My Caridina do not live in hard tap water. I use R/O water for them mixed with Bee Shrimp GH+ for a total tds of 120ppm.Hope this was helpful.