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Author Topic: Are Ghost Shrimp compatible with otos or corys  (Read 3856 times)
AJ
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« on: November 19, 2008, 02:43:16 PM »

Do ghost shrimp get along with corys?? I really want to add a group of corys but i don't want them to eat my shrimp!!! I also have a bit of algae growing on the sides should I get 2 otos or a snail?? Or both??
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 07:01:43 PM »

My Brig snails have done nothing for what little algae I have, so I wouldn't be willing to count on them for help with it. However, if you would be willing to consider Amano shrimp instead of ghost, those little guys are GREAT algae eaters.

I think I've seen the experts say corys and shrimp ok as long as the tank is big enough, but we'll see what they say this time.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 11:47:24 PM »

Cory cats and shrimp are compatible together. Cory cats do not eat other fish or shrimp as they spend their time doodling through the substrate looking for scraps of food.

Is your tank well established/water parameters stable?

Otos need pristine water conditions and prefer planted tanks. They are a good choice for algae control.

Brigs, prefer to be fed veggies and such.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 11:10:52 AM »

To supplement Debra's good hints, what Cory cats actually prefer as food is not leftovers, but small worms (bloodwors and smaller) and smaller copepods and other infusorians grazing on the substrate.  But they do a fair clean-up job on left-overs.
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