Ghost Shrimp And Guppies/cory Cats?

leannajayde
  • #1
I was thinking of getting a few Ghost shrimp to help keep me 20 long clean but I've seen a few horror stories about them being aggressive.
Would they be okay with my Guppies and cory cats?
If so how many would be appropriate for a 20 long(going to expand soon but for now this is all I have)?
Also, since I virtually know nothing about ghost shrimp , any extra info on them is greatly appreciated.
Thanks guys!
 
varmint
  • #2
Instead of ghost shrimp, I would suggest Amano's. Great algae eater, very hardy and gets along with all kinds of fish.
 
leannajayde
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Instead of ghost shrimp, I would suggest Amano's. Great algae eater, very hardy and gets along with all kinds of fish.
Not sure my lfs has those, just Ghosties but I can look again.
I just need to make sure my fish are safe and if I do end getting some ghost shrimp. I love my guppies and cories and would he heartbroken to literally see any of them getting eaten.
 
leannajayde
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Another suggestion would be Red Cherry shrimps.
Are ghost shrimps too aggressive for my community tank and that's why you're suggesting different kinds?
 
Thunder_o_b
  • #6
I have never been able to keep them alive longer than a week or two. I just bought 9 today.

I agree with the others amano is a very nice shrimp. But they are hard to come by. I waited a year for the order at our local PetCo to be filled, and only got three.
 
Niki Rose
  • #7
That's the complete opposite for me, here no one sells ghost shrimp other than a few specialised stores who sell them as feeders and cherry shrimp are also hard to come by. Amano however are sold in every lfs.
I much prefer amano to ghost as they seem to be a lot hardier.
 
varmint
  • #8
Are ghost shrimps too aggressive for my community tank and that's why you're suggesting different kinds?
I don't find them aggressive. They are not very hardy. Down here, they are considered "feeder shrimp". The only good thing is they are a dime a dozen.
 
Angelmom
  • #9
I'm late to this thread but saw the questions about Amano shrimp and thought I'd note that I've ordered them from Flip Aquatics in Ohio. A little expensive, but they arrived in good shape and are doing well in my 10 gallon with guppies and corys.
 

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