RCS and Ghost Shrimp...can they get along?

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I imagine adult ghost shrimp could eat baby cherry shrimp, and possibly adults, though the former is much more likely than the latter.
 

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Ghost shrimp aren't great roomies for other kinds of dwarf shrimp. Luckily, there's no risk of crossbreeding but they do like to eat other shrimp.

Do you already have ghost shrimp? If not, I'd recommend not getting them. They are more often bred as food and therefore little care is put into genetics and long-term health. Plus you'd be taking a big risk mixing ghosts with any other kind of dwarf shrimp but you can keep more than one kind of dwarf shrimp as long as you're careful not to get shrimp that can crossbreed.

-Lisa
 
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Random interjection. Today I was at Petco and I saw the Ghost shrimp tank and all of the shrimps were lined up in rows looking in the same direction like a military formation. One of the employees even noticed how weird it was. Totally strange!!!!
 

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Random interjection. Today I was at Petco and I saw the Ghost shrimp tank and all of the shrimps were lined up in rows looking in the same direction like a military formation. One of the employees even noticed how weird it was. Totally strange!!!!
That IS weird. Battle formations?
 
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Thats really what it looked like and I'm not making it up. I won't say ALL were lined up in the same direction but at least 80 percent in a tank of 30-40+ shrimp were and thats a lot.
 

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You can get a dozen RCS on AquaBid for less than $15 shipped.

And see, you can't trust those ghosts, they were practicing for their quest of world domination.

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I bet they will.
Had a ghost shrimp and it took out 3 of my baby Rosy barb which are about 2.5-3cm.

If you want baby RCS, then it is advisable not to have it with ghost shrimp.
 
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