I would like a list of the fish please!
Hi!No reason to keep them only shrimp if you're breeding. I am very successfully breeding shrimp in a molly tank. The mollies tend not to bother the baby shrimp, and any shrimp that do get eaten were likely sickly anyway. The mollies are doing me the favor of culling the really undesirable shrimp out of the horde.
Hi!Like I said, I am breeding shrimp, have them in with mollies, see them plenty, and they certainly are breeding. I'm sure a few shrimp have been eaten, but if you provide hiding places, it shouldn't be an issue. The only babies that are eaten are the weak or the stupid, which don't make good breeding stock, anyway.
Other members have done the same thing with similar results.
Hi!Mollies (my mollies at least) won't eat any shrimp, no matter how small, unless they are barely capable of movement. They take their herbivorous status very seriously.
Hi!i'm not sure, but I thought all fish were omnivores. even a pleco will eat a dead fish, and most other fish will have a go at a dying fish. also fish flakes usually contain some fish protein to simulate their natural diet.