Questions about fish, shrimp, and snails?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Huskiesandfishies, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Hello I was wondering if blue velvet shrimp and rabbit snails would be ok together, and also if there were any fish that could go with either of these? Thanks!
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
  2. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    I would think so, possibly a very small tetra? Ember maybe.

  3. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Err I meant rabbit snails, not mystery snails! I think the ember tetra doesnt fare well in the higher ph, isnt it a more delicate fish?

  4. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    I dont know, i know people that keep them at ph 7 with success.
    there are likly other options though. Tetra or barb type would be based on size of the tank also.
    cherry barbs might be ok, not sure, oto would be fine though.

  5. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    I read somewhere ottos were the only thing 100% safe, but unsure of that at all... I may just buy a 10 gallong and stick with rabbit snails and shrimp and any other invert or whatever I can add and make it an invert tank.

    (It also said anything that had any type of carnivorous diet could eat them)
  6. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Any smallish pleco is prob safe, with a few carnivorous exceptions, like vampire plecs

    Maybe. Khuli loaches
  7. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Actually.. I may try a pygmy cory, Blue velvet or dream, oto, and maybe a bamboo or singapore flower shrimp tank , and rabbit snails ... If I can find some good specimens of otos locally..
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What size tank? Ember tetras are fine with those inverts....and in a high pH.
  9. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I keep embers in a PH of 7.6 and they do fine The temp is 76 degrees. Alison
  10. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

  11. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Copycat, lol.
  12. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    I'm kind of wanting to do a 3 species shrimp(Been looking at the cross chart and one of these will be the bamboo shrimp or vampire shrimp filter feeders) tank plus otos pygmy corys and maybe the tetras then. Not sure if a pleco is compatible with the otos? Or does this sound like too much of a stock? Lol
  13. PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Soundslike. Way too much, lol

    actually otois a small pleco, by the way.
  14. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    You could look into Celestial Pearl Danios. Very tiny fish. With any fish, some shrimp fry will be eaten. The more plants and safe hides you have, the better your shrimp fry suirvival rate will be.
  15. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    A balance would be decent, that way they wont overpopulate the tank as well.. dont need 1000 shrimp lol!

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