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PostSubject: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyMon Jan 24, 2011 7:17 am

Do Bristlenoses eat baby cherry shrimp? I've heard of people feeding baby brine shrimp to them and I'm wondering if my red cherry shrimp would be safe with one in the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyMon Jan 24, 2011 7:22 am

do it!!
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I have cherry shrimp in most of my tanks as they really help keep the tanks clean and clean up excess food.

The bristlenose wouldn't really dent the numbers of shrimp. I could imagine the odd one or two being sucked up by accident but not on a large scale. if you give the shrimp a nice breeding ground (ball of moss works the best IMO) then they will be fine Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyMon Jan 24, 2011 6:24 pm

Doug wrote:
do it!!
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I have cherry shrimp in most of my tanks as they really help keep the tanks clean and clean up excess food.

The bristlenose wouldn't really dent the numbers of shrimp. I could imagine the odd one or two being sucked up by accident but not on a large scale. if you give the shrimp a nice breeding ground (ball of moss works the best IMO) then they will be fine Smile

Yeah there's a big clump of Java Moss in there for them to hide in. I'll try it then. There's a good algae build up in there for the little guy to feast on. Thanks Doug!
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyTue Jan 25, 2011 5:50 pm

I purchased a group of cherry shrimps of various sizes approximately 4 months ago, they have at least trippled in number and are constantly on the prowl for uneaten food. I have 3 adult BN's in the tank and the shrimps crawl all over them without even so much as fin gesture.
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyTue Jan 25, 2011 11:03 pm

Are they no danger to eggs or fry?
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PostSubject: Re: Cherry Shrimp as tank mates?   Cherry Shrimp as tank mates? EmptyTue Jan 25, 2011 11:47 pm

nope, no danger at all. In fact if the eggs that get kicked out they will help keep them fungus free

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