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  1. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Well Known Member Member

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    So I have a 38 gal tank and currently have it stocked with 4 swordtails, 1 platy, 5-6 guppies (one currently in a separate tank), and 5 glo tetras. I have ordered some shrimp online that will be here soon hopefully. I think they are red cherry, yellow something and amano.

    My question: is there anything I need to be sure of before acclimating and introducing them after they get here? I'm researching but what are the best living parameters for the shrimp? Do I need to feed them anything special other than just the variety of fish food I have? (Omega color flakes, color pellets and veggie pellets, freeze dried blood worms, red algae, and live mosquito larvae and blood worms ... all for a varied diet)
     

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    Keep and eye on the glofish I've seen them eat shrimp.
     

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    Slow acclimation is the key. Since they aren't going into a shrimp only tank, make sure you have lots of hiding spaces.

    I would also feed your fish before you release the Shrimps. Your fish might think they are food.
     
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    LJC6780 Well Known Member Member

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    Would they eat the adults or just the shrimplets? My largest one is about an inch or 1.25". The rest are quite a bit smaller.

    Ok! Good call. They love attacking mosquito larvae and blood worms.
     
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    They will eat adult shrimp.
     
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    Awe man! will the shrimp eat guppy fry?
     
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    No they won't bother fish it's the other way around.
     
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    Ok then I will at least put some in my fry tank.

    Another question ... if I provide enough grass and hiding places will the shrimp be able To avoid being eaten by the glo tetras?
     

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