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nukri
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)9:14    Post subject: shrimp compatibility Reply with quote

Fellow aquarists,
I'm about to order some shrimp for my planted 75 G tank. Can anyone tell me if Red Cherry shrimp and Tiger shrimp are compatible? I'm thinking of putting about 5-6 of each in the tank.
Also, are any of the shrimp compatible with dwarf cichlids (e.g. Pelvicachromis pulcher, Apistograma).
Thanks a lot for all your help.
Nukri
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)13:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherries and Tigers are compatible. Most shrimp are compatible wiith each other for that matter.

Apistos definitely aren't compatible with shrimp, most likely they would make a meal out of them. I'm guessing the same would ring true for kribs, especially the larger, more territorial varities. As far as I know, Rams are really the only dwarves that are compatibile with shrimp, and even then it can be hit and miss. I currently have amanos in with my Rams and have yet to have a problem, yet don't take that as proof positive (the female amano is nearly as large as the either of the rams).

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have amanos with apistogramma sp. vielfleck, - seem to coexcist okay untill now, - had them with rams too, and though the shrimps was a bit 'shy' and hiding, they were not eaten Smile
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likewise, I've kept apistos and rams with Amanos without issue. Kribs I'd be more wary about.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.05(Thu)9:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

2la wrote:
Likewise, I've kept apistos and rams with Amanos without issue. Kribs I'd be more wary about.
Mileage may vary... I had Amanos in with Apistos for one year. One day an Amano died and they ate it. They then proceeded to kill and eat the other two. I waited three months, then tried to add four new amano shrimp. I added them, by hand, directly into the anubias (which is a good 12" by 6" by 6"). The apistos could smell them and immediately dove into the anubias, tore one to shreds and ate it. The others went into hiding but by day two they had been found and eaten.
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