Hi, I am setting up a 10 gallon planted shrimp tank for my awesome Blue Velvets. I was originally going to do a shrimp only tank, but am thinking a small fish would just be something fun to see in it as well.
Please don't tell me that any fish could potentially eat my shrimplets. I know this. I have a larger community tank with Cherries and their numbers are steadily rising, even with lots of fish with them, so I know that it can be done (with lots of plants and hiding places of course). But since this is a much smaller tank, I need to be really careful about who I choose to house them with.
After lots of research I think I have decided on a small shoal of Chili Rasboras (Boraras brigittae). They are teeny and colorful and are supposed to be great with shrimp.
Has anyone kept these fish before? If so, have you had success keeping them with shrimp? Do they have any special needs? All the info I can find on them is pretty generic and vague. I will definitely make sure the tank is well established before getting them.
Would love any input anyone has on these cute little fish. Or if you have another suggestion for shrimp tank mates, let me know! (And no, I don't really want ottos.) Thanks!