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Candice
27th Aug 2005, 11:29 PM
I have a question about Cherry shrimp breeding. Can they breed in a tank with other fish? I have my Cherries in 20 gallon planted tank with Endlers and a few ottocinclus. What are the chances of the babies not being eaten by the other inhabitants of the tank?

Walter
28th Aug 2005, 12:06 AM
Best to have no other fishes. Firstly it stresses them, disabling them the mood to breed. Secondly, the shrimplets might be eaten. Not advised generally.

retardo
28th Aug 2005, 07:48 AM
Cherries have been bred in tanks with other fishes, but to my understanding, the yields are quite a bit lower, considering that they become fish food if a fish sees them, especially guppies and various others. Otos don't eat them from what I've heard. You take a risk when you keep shrimp with fish. Plants give them hiding spaces, but are not full proof.

Candice
29th Aug 2005, 12:53 AM
Thanks for your replies. :D