Vampire Shrimp Compatibility?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by hcda24, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. hcda24New MemberMember

    I want to purchase a Vampire Shrimp (Atya gabonensis), however I am worried it will get eaten in my tank. My current fish (listed below) devour Ghost Shrimp whenever I add them in for food. I love the behavior and look of the vampire shrimp and want to have one as pet, not expensive food.

    My fish:
    1 - 5" Fire Eel
    2 - 2.5" Severum
    1- 3" Rainbow Shark
    1- 3" Leopard Bushfish
     
  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't risk it. Even if they don't eat it they may pick at its fans.
     
  3. James17Well Known MemberMember

    I agree I don't think it would last very long, they would probably harass it non stop.
     
  4. hcda24New MemberMember

    Is there any kind of invert that would make it in my tank? Thanks for help.
     
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