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PostSubject: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:59 pm

hi everyone im just woundering if you can keep shrimp and bristlenose plecs in the same tank together ?
after a bit more colour and stuff at the bottom of my tank and fort shrimp might be a good idea

all that i have in the tank is bristlenose plecs and discus
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:09 pm

Should be fine, Bristlenose only feed on things that dont move in my experience, they probably won't bother trying to catch shrimp.

Hope this helps

James
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:25 pm

yh thanks for that ... lets wait and see what everyone else comes back with before i buy any lol
id imagine the discus wouldnt bother them either as they keep to themselfs
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:06 pm

I agree, wait and see what other people say Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:14 am

I have heard of people keeping some of the larger shrimps, Amano and some of the larger Ghost, in planted tanks but I think the ususal opion is it's not a good idea.
Most shrimps will not survive for any length of time at the temperatures Discus are normally kept in. Shrimps will be vulnerable during or just after a moult.

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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:38 am

I keep cherry shrimp in my breeding tanks as well in my there are some in my discus tank (not that I ever see them as if i see them so do the discus and then they get eaten)

I dont have any issues, they breed quite happily and its a nice little second income from the tanks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp & Bristlenose    Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:49 pm

After seeking advice from Doug in the past about Cherry shrimps. I bought a small group of about 25-30 individuals, most were tiny. Now i have at anytime at least 15 - 20 adult females full off eggs. Everywhere you look in my main tank there are many little pairs of 'hands' browsing the plants, driftwood and substrate. The bristlenoses tollerate them and so do the clown plecos i have. I have witnessed one of my adult BN's feeding on algae wafers with shrimps crawling over him just getting on with the important task of eating.

I do have to say though if there is plenty of food unless you put something in the tank that would eat them it doesnt seem like there would be an easy way of removing them all without a complete shutdown.

I often find them living inside my external filter aswell so they are pretty hardy.
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