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Cherry shrimp in a community tank

As has been repeated on the pages of the site cherry shrimp being very peaceful and quite aggressive. But if You are going to keep them in a community tank one should think about the neighbours shrimp and the possible consequences of this neighborhood.

With whom you can keep cherry shrimp . Think about the neighborhood with caimans and turtles say no need. But the neighborhood of aquarium fish and other shrimp worth discussing…

So, fish … Cherry shrimp get along well with any species of aggressive fish. For example, guppies, dpri-Dario or microrasbora will be good neighbors for cherries. That fish did not eat up the shrimp and feed the latter is better so that food fell into the thick plants. Then shrimp can easily get to it and fish there. If the aquarium is equipped with a large number of shrubs, you can keep cherry shrimp and a more aggressive species of aquarium fish . But in this case You will hardly be able to fully appreciate these wonderful creatures, because they will hide in the bushes, hiding from dangerous neighbors. Cherry shrimp when danger can very quickly bounce to the side. This happens at lightning speed and even active and mobile fish not so easy to catch shrimp. However, always maintain vigilance and strength is impossible if the aquarium is not enough undergrowth and cover, then sooner or later the shrimp will become prey (of course, only if size podhodyat this role). In addition, when keeping shrimps in a community tank there’s a pretty strong likelihood that the offspring from them You not get. In densely populated body of water You will hardly be able to explain to them that guppies are not enemies. If there is a constant threat – not to the children.

But with shrimps of other species of cherry coexist without any problems. The only thing that can overshadow their lives is that larger shrimp may take their meals. By the way, sometimes for food there was a battle and in species krevetochnym with cherries. To injuries like severed legs or a moustache it never comes and usually the fight ends with a few shrimp eating one bite of feed from different sides. They don’t chase in this case and prisoedinimsa of crevett.

Although, of course, shrimp are different, including predatory. Saying that cherry trees normally coexist with other shrimp species, I of course mean non-aggressive shrimp, about sized.

In General, You decide, but it seems to me that the most beautiful looks exactly krevetochnym . not an aquarium with rybki and shrimp together. Though perhaps I’m mistaken…

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