Shrimp and snails

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

  1. G

    Guppy2000 Valued Member Member

    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. 1thing

    1thing Valued Member Member

    Unless the snails are micro they should be ok!

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

    thing
     
  3. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Guppy2000 Valued Member Member

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

    fishguy1955 New Member Member

    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. OP
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    G

    Guppy2000 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the help
     




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