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General / Re: Zero Planaria
Last post by Girrig - April 26, 2019, 04:57:41 am
Only seems to be certain females, fed 2x a day. Diet consists of Tetra color tropical granules, brine shrimp, blood worms and daphina
Neocaridina / Shrimp Tank Buddies
Last post by TheProfessoR - April 24, 2019, 04:42:15 am

Tank Buddies

In the wild, shrimp are a delicious and common food source for lots of fish and other aquatic dwelling creatures, just as in your fish tank they can also be seen as a tasty snack by predatory inhabitants.

For this reason, its important to select the correct right tank mates for your community tank.

The general rule of thumb is, if a fish is able fit a RCS in its mouth, then said shrimp is likely to become a tasty meal for the fish, who may also harass a shrimp until it dies from being stressed and again becoming a tasty morsel for someone.

A Few Options

A lot of the algae eating fish can be compatible with RCS with smaller non-aggressive species, such as danio, corydoras, otocinclus catfish and snails being best and a recommended choices.

There are other fish sometimes considered an option for large, adult RCS, such as pleco, cardinal tetra, guppy, harlequin rasbora, dwarf catfish, dwarf gourami, celestial pearl danio, flame tetra, boraras, minnow, dwarf pencilfish, forktail blue-eye fish and a few species of killifish, but al of these can be potentially hazardous, particularly to your shrimp babies as they are likely to be seen as food by fish other than the otocinclus and a few other herbivorous fish.

If your going to mix shrimp with questionable fish in your community tank, it is essential to provide plenty of hiding places such as live plants, chollo wood, rocks and shrimp caves. That way you give your shrimp colony the best possible chance of cohabitating long time with their finny friends.

It goes without saying that your shrimp should be kept away from any larger or predatory fish.

Gourami, oscar, cichlid, discus, angelfish, arowana fish as well as many species not mentioned here as friendly will inevitably be bad choice for your shrimp tank buddies, so avoid the temptation to mix them together.

And remember, if breeding shrimp is your intention, do this in isolation to your fish, for best results.
Anything Else / Re: SloMo Pistol Shrimp Attack...
Last post by TeX - April 23, 2019, 06:23:08 am
Thats unreal.  ;D
General / Re: Zero Planaria
Last post by TeX - April 23, 2019, 06:22:26 am
Can't really answer the primary question but could it be your 'skinny' guppies are simply underfed?
Fish Buddies / Re: Just set up another tank 😅
Last post by TeX - April 23, 2019, 06:17:40 am

I have a pair of albino cories in with shrimp and they don't seem to pose any threat to them. I've never seen any untoward behaviour and the shrimp numbers are consistent.
Fish Buddies / Re: Just set up another tank 😅
Last post by Girrig - April 19, 2019, 08:02:46 am
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.

I'd say the exception would be kuhli loaches, my best shrimp tank actually has a pair of them. I've heard corydoras are shrimp eaters from what I've heard from people anyway. Not sure about the dwarf species though
General / Zero Planaria
Last post by Girrig - April 18, 2019, 02:39:39 am
Hey Guys!

Not sure how many of you have used "No Planaria" or "Zero Planaria" (same stuff diff companies) but i was curious if any of you knew the answer of this for me.

Since the extract they are made from is Toxic to worms, then is it able to kill worms in fish? thought it might be a shrimp safe way to do it. Just bringing in some guppies from summer tubing and some look quiet skinny and was thinking of doing a de worming.... and kill my pond snails and replace them with my colony of trumpet snails.

Thanks in Advance  :D
Anything Else / Re: SloMo Pistol Shrimp Attack...
Last post by Zak - April 16, 2019, 02:22:24 am
Very very cool and interesting!!
Anything Else / Re: Joke
Last post by Zak - April 16, 2019, 02:17:56 am
Q- What do you get when you cross a fishing lure with a gym sock?
A- A hook, line and stinker!
Filters - Water / Re: polyfilter - Im Sold
Last post by sabertooth - April 07, 2019, 11:59:54 pm
you can see the difference in colour change from the guppy tank(3 days) vs shrimp tank (24hr).
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