Shrimp and snails

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Guppy2000, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Guppy2000Valued MemberMember

    I have a stable population of pond or bladder snails on my tank. (I like them since they make a pretty good clean up crew) but I also wanted to add 1 or 2 ghost shrimp. Will the shrimp eat the snails? The snails arnt that big so I'm not sure weather or not I should add shrimp.
  2. 1thingValued MemberMember

    Unless the snails are micro they should be ok!

    I would be more worried about your fish eating the shrimp!

  3. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    I have never had an issue with ghosties eating anything other than livebearer fry. I'm sure the snails will be fine.
  4. Guppy2000Valued MemberMember

    Even though the largest snail in the tank is half of a centimetr?
  5. fishguy1955New MemberMember

    I keep nursery tanks for small killie fry that are very densely populated with both sakura red shrimp as well as ramshorn and pond snails. This lets me feed a lot of very small food without it fouling the tank.

    I get hordes of both shrimp and snails climbing over each other to get at the food, but never each other. Your snails will be just fine.
  6. Guppy2000Valued MemberMember

    Thanks for the help

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