Shrimp help ...

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by LJC6780, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    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)
     
  2. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

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

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    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.
     
  4. OP
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    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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  5. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

    They will eat adult shrimp.
     
  6. OP
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    Awe man! will the shrimp eat guppy fry?
     
  7. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

    No they won't bother fish it's the other way around.
     
  8. OP
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    LJC6780

    LJC6780Well Known MemberMember

    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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