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number6
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PostPosted: 2006.01.03(Tue)11:27    Post subject: Killies are voracious eaters... Reply with quote

For three months the killies have been living in peace with an Amano shrimp that was the same size as the killies.

This morning, I watched the male Killie attack the shrimp. The females soon joined in and the shrimp was finally overcome by the little monsters...

anyone who tells you that "as long as it won't fit into a killies mouth it'll be fine" is a liar! Embarassed Laughing
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PostPosted: 2006.01.10(Tue)1:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of killies? I have a hard time imagining some of them pulling apart an Amano shrimp. But then perhaps you should get yourself a few Megalebias, Notho ocellatus, or a big blue gularis.
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PostPosted: 2006.01.10(Tue)10:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fundulopanchax Gardneri, Lafia
Not one of the larger species! LOL

Live and learn... I saw it all go down and I can assure you the Amano was running across the bottom of the tank prior to being swarmed...
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PostPosted: 2006.01.11(Wed)10:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor amano! Crying or Very sad Its' a fish eat shrimp world, ain't it! 'Tis 'nature, red in tooth and claw.'
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PostPosted: 2006.01.11(Wed)22:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...pretty vicious little buggers! Fundulopanchax are known to be one of the chip on the shoulder killies though.

How big are they? I currently have some young Fp. gardneri 'Misaje' which are still quite small...and I would have a hard time imagining them ripping apart a shrimp!
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PostPosted: 2006.01.12(Thu)9:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

a small one inch. 2 females one male. This is in the 2.5g

I also put some in a 10g and a pair in the 60g with apistos. These little lafias can go toe to toe with a female aggie!

You aren't kidding when you say they can have a chip on their shoulder..
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PostPosted: 2008.03.14(Fri)23:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

haname wrote:
Poor amano! Crying or Very sad Its' a fish eat shrimp world, ain't it! 'Tis 'nature, red in tooth and claw.'


That's okay. I tried to introduce some Glass Rasboras to a tank once and watched an Amano shrimp attack and kill one of them (!).
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PostPosted: 2008.04.01(Tue)4:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup they are, I used to have two american flags and they ripped the tails of all our other fish which were in the tank Crying or Very sad so I took them back.
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PostPosted: 2008.04.05(Sat)14:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a trio of epiplaties dageti (yeah, the easy epiplaties) in with red cherry shrimp...I think the huge amount of plants is what keeps both the shrimp and the killi fry safe!

That said, amanos are much larger than RCS. I'd almost have liked to see that!
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