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Old 01-07-2018, 07:12 AM   #1
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Barb compatibility

Hi all

Iím planning a new tank. 110ltrs, well planted, freshwater, using quite a lot of wood.

I want to have a school of black ruby barbs (circa 10) + some dwarf corydoras + some tetras.

Will the barbs bi ok with shrimps?

Any thoughts appreciated.

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Old 01-07-2018, 02:28 PM   #2
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Mine love to eat shrimp
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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Barbs will eat your shrimps for sure
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Black Rubies are less aggressive than Tiger Barbs, but, yeah, they'll see the shrimp as a snack buffet.
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Thanks all for your thoughts. My family are v keen on having shrimps. So perhaps I need to rethink.

Any views on top 3 easy, community fish compatible with shrimp?

All ideas appreciated.

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If it fits in the mouth, it's a snack....

Peaceful fish I have successfully kept with shrimp:
Chili Rasbora
Dwarf Rasbora
Emerald Rasbora
Celestial Pearl Danio
Orange Glowlight Danio
Pygmy Corydoras

Now, all of these were introduced AFTER establishing a large, healthy colony of neocaridina shrimp, in heavily planted tanks.
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In my experience "Chili Rasbora" is best of all. Tiny mouth and non aggressive
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #8
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Tanks for these suggestions.

I was planning on having dwarf corydoras, so itís good to see these suggested. Iíll also definitely look at rasboras.

Thanks again.
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