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Author Topic: snails or shrimp or both?  (Read 2037 times)
jno99
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« on: June 22, 2010, 11:54:49 AM »

 i have a 55 gallon tank,and i want to add some ghost shrimp or snails to it what will be better,snails or shrimp,i can get both if i wantwhich is what i want to do (i have no fish big enough th eat them)
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 02:46:45 PM »

there are also bigger "fan shrimp" but im not sure if they will get enough food in my tank they have fan like things for hands
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 03:21:44 PM »

What fish do you have...? some fish pick at snails....

id get both shrimp and snails.... Apple snails and nerite snails are great.

Fan shrimp need a well established tank and perfect water... I had some, Went away for a week and someone overfeed the fish, they all died. They sit at the current gobbling up particles with there fans.. great to watch! they also gobble up bits a flake food.. I had a Camaroon armoured fan shrimp aswell these guys get pretty big and look great!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 03:47:02 PM »

What will be "better" depends on a few things such as your stocking, water parameters, and purpose (e.g. eating algae). If you're just looking for a clean up crew I would probably go with both like Spuds said. I would replace the ghost shrimp with Amano shrimp personally though... I think they're better algae eaters.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 03:50:32 PM »

my tank never gets algae to badly and i cant get amano shrimp. will fan shrimp eat baby platys? platys and a old betta(which i will tak out) are what is in my tank
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 05:34:14 PM »

fanshrimp are harmless, Shrimp and snails are fine with platys.
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