I'm A Terrible Shrimp Momma (shrimp And Mollys?)

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I just got neocardina shrimp. There were 10 yesterday, all colors. Today there seems to be 1, blue matching gravel. I put them in a tank with three mollys and many snails. The tank is planted. Could they be hiding? Is there a shrimp that works well with Snails and Mollys? Can I keep neocardina with snails?
 

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They could definitely be hiding, and should be totally fine with snails. I have mine with a mystery and two rabbits, and it's actually very popular to keep them with ramshorns. I'm not so sure about mollys, but bamboo shrimp or vampire shrimp get ~3 inches, and amano get about 2 inches, but I don't know if that would guarantee their safety
 

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The snails, definitely. The mollies, I would question. It's very likely that they would be hiding while getting used to their new home.
 

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It's not uncommon to not see your shrimp for a while. But definitely keep an eye open for them -- the mollies could certainly go after them.

In case you don't find them and your mollies aren't eating them, here are some weird places I've found my shrimp:
- inside my filter
- inside my heater
- under decorations
- buried in gravel
- buried in roots of plants
- hidden on decorations
- hidden inside of decorations

Good luck finding your shrimp!
 

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Aegnis said:
It's not uncommon to not see your shrimp for a while. But definitely keep an eye open for them -- the mollies could certainly go after them.

In case you don't find them and your mollies aren't eating them, here are some weird places I've found my shrimp:
- inside my filter
- inside my heater
- under decorations
- buried in gravel
- buried in roots of plants
- hidden on decorations
- hidden inside of decorations

Good luck finding your shrimp!
What kind of heater do you have where the shrimp got inside o.o
 

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I suspect a combo of hiding and some fish food I had 6 shrimp in my community 75 gallon and after a week I could see only one and a=then down to only 1. Off late I can see 3 shrimps in the tank after I changed the layout completely. Always provide tons of hiding space to the shrimp when keeping them with anything else. They are extremely vulnerable when molting,
 

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Sakana魚 said:
What kind of heater do you have where the shrimp got inside o.o
The kind where they have a tube for it to cling to the intake pipe -- my tank is too short so I just keep the heater separate and the shrimp dart inside the tube and get stuck!
 
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I have seen three of them now. Blue, red and brown. Hopefully they are hiding.
 

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Shrimps will not do well in a tank with Mollies. Just a thought.
 
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I am now aware. I plan on putting them in a snail only tank. I am just waiting for it to cycle. It was all an unfortunate mistake on my pat. I am hoping that planted tank is better than cycling tank.
 

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You have the right attitude, you will do well when it comes to fish keeping. All the best.
 
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