Would They Eat Shrimp?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ToRo, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. ToRoValued MemberMember

    I'm getting ready to start stocking my 10 gallon tank (I've had some great suggestions on here-thank you) I was thinking of adding a two or three shrimp. But in reading about care of some of the smaller fish, it says they enjoy shrimp brine. Does that mean they'd try to eat my shrimp?
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Not really. Shrimp come in different sizes anyway so you could get some larger shrimp like amano shrimp. I would recommend getting at least 4 as they feel safer in groups. What type of fish?
     
  3. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    No, shrimp brine are tiny and are raised as fish food. They are like 1cm long full grown, but are usually fed as newly hatched.
    Aquarium shrimp (like amano, RCS, ghost, rilli, etc) are much larger (at least an ich give or take) and any fish in a 10g should be able to exist peacefully with them.
     
  4. OP
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    ToRoValued MemberMember

    Looking at Danio, killifish, gudgeon, ember tetras.... I don't really have it narrowed down yet. Wanted to find out about the shrimp first ;)

    Thanks you!!!
     
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  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    None of those fish should eat adult shrimp
     
  6. OP
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    ToRoValued MemberMember

    Great - Thanks!

    Can you tell me between the rasboras, danio and tetras (ember) are some more skittish than others and likely to hide out? In planning what to get, I want something that will be hiding in the back plants :)
     
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