Shrimp Compatability

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

  1. M

    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

    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

    AmazonPassion Moderator Moderator Member

    It's a 50/50.

    The only shrimp safe fish are Otocinculus.
     
  3. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    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

    TSzabo Valued Member Member

    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

    Aloeb1 Valued Member Member

    I would definitely go with a bigger type of shrimp


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  6. OP
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    M

    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

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

    TSzabo Valued Member Member

    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

    Ovenmitts Valued Member Member

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

    TSzabo Valued Member Member

    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

    felix Valued Member Member

    I have no problem with my amanoshrimp and my fish.

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  11. M

    Maxi1 Valued Member Member

    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. K

    Kwig Well Known Member Member

    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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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




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