Shrimp Compatability

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Marinedude17422, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Marinedude17422

    Marinedude17422New MemberMember

    Hey all, I have a 29 gallon semi-planted tank and a bunch of
    cholla wood ready to go in. I was wondering, what kinds of shrimp, if any, would work? The only fish I would be worried about eating the
    shrimp are my two 2-inch gold gouramis and maybe my Congo tetras. I know gouramis are known shrimp eaters, but with the cholla wood would they be able to survive?
  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    It's a 50/50.

    The only shrimp safe fish are Otocinculus.
  3. ClearEyes

    ClearEyesWell Known MemberMember

    My gourami leaves my ghost shrimp alone, but I got my shrimp when they were already pretty big. Ghost shrimp are an okay bet, since they are generally less than $.50, so it's not a big loss if they get eaten...but if you go for RCS, they're like $4 each typically.
  4. TSzabo

    TSzaboValued MemberMember

    You could also look at some amano shrimp. They are a larger breed and should be able to stand their ground or escape if need be.
  5. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1Valued MemberMember

    I would definitely go with a bigger type of shrimp

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  6. OP

    Marinedude17422New MemberMember

    What types of larger shrimp could I look at? Amano, Singapore Flower, those kinds?
  7. TSzabo

    TSzaboValued MemberMember

    Youd have to look at their individual requirements. I am only familiar with the amanos. But those are work horses for keeping the tank tidy.
  8. Ovenmitts

    OvenmittsValued MemberMember

    I have two gouramis and have ghost and bamboo shrimp. No problems.
  9. TSzabo

    TSzaboValued MemberMember

    My DG also leaves my shrimp alone. I would probably be more worried about the congo tetras, but ive never had congos before.
  10. felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    I have no problem with my amanoshrimp and my fish.

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  11. Maxi1

    Maxi1Valued MemberMember

    You didn't ask, but I have had Congo tetras, 8 in a 55 gallon tank. Don't know how many you have but a 29 gallon tank is small for them. They get 4-5 inches and love to swim back and forth all over the tank. And they are a schooling fish I remember. Anyway, my 8 eventually took over the whole tank, didn't bother anyone physically but bumped into the other fish and had the pearl h
    Gourami hiding. So I took them back to the store after 8 months and beautiful as they are, I like my tank much better now. And I can't imagine they wouldn't scare the shrimp into hiding.

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  12. Kwig

    KwigWell Known MemberMember

    On that note don't gold gourami get too large for a 29 as well? Like 6-8" or so? I have the same tank and was looking at dwarf gourami because of space.
  13. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes, both congo tetras and gold gouramis are too big for a 29.