Red Cherry Shrimp and Fancy guppies

  1. Linda4088 Well Known Member Member

    I have a 10gal planted tank with Fancy Guppies. I've been told by everyone that I could get Red Cherry Shrimp for the tank. Because they're very cool and they will help clean the tank. I've done my research and got the Shrimp. They're juveniles and adults. By the way, is a Shrimpettes a juvenile? I want to breed them. I know the Guppies will eat the babies but I figured they wouldn't eat all of them so I could keep enough to feed, clean and look cool. Am I right or wrong?
     
  2. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Adult shrimp should be ok with the guppies & to a certain extent the shrimplets if they have plenty of hiding places such as moss or fine leaved plants like cabomba.
    The guppies may take some babies but once the shrimp start breeding they're quite prolific