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Fish compatible with dwarf shrimp?
June 20, 2012
8:35 pm
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ShadowMac
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Hello,

 

Any dwarf cichlids that do well with dwarf shrimp? I do not mind if they eat shrimplets but would prefer the adults are left alone. Anyone have any recommendations? 

 

Any other great fish people like that go well with dwarf shrimp? 

 

Thanks for your help.

June 21, 2012
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No. You may get away with keeping some dwarf shrimp with fry, but cichlids and shrimp is not going to work. Even the smallest cichlids are still going to view the shrimp as food and if they can't get them down in one bite, they'll have no issue picking them apart into edible bits. You might have some luck if the tank is heavily planted, but even then if a dwarf cichlid stumbles upon a shrimp it'll try to eat it. 

June 21, 2012
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The only fish I have found that will not eat shrimplets are Otocinclus catfish.  I have kept various freshwater dwarf shrimp with many of the small danios, (D. margaritatus, nigrofasciatus, aesculapii, etc.), with great success though.

Dennis 

June 21, 2012
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Thanks for the replies. I don't mind if they eat shrimplets as long as they leave the adults alone. If the adults are left alone most shrimp can out produce a modest number of predators within a tank. 

 

I plan to keep small fish. Too bad, I really like dwarf cichlids...but people like to buy shrimp and they do well keeping things clean in heavily planted aquascapes. 

June 22, 2012
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You could keep Psuedepiplatys annulatus with dwarf shrimp. I did and the shrimp was quite prolific but never got any fry from the fish.

June 23, 2012
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On the smaller end of the spectrum are dwarf rasboras, though they can be sensitive species.

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