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Author Topic: slowly restocking my 15  (Read 2279 times)
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« on: April 02, 2016, 11:28:12 PM »

I have a 15 gal tank that we set up about 5 years ago with Endlers, long story short I was down to a single female. She seemed bored and lonely and the tank was getting kinda thick with algae so I bought a dozen young glass shrimp and added them. She perked up a bit and became more active which is a good thing. The other day I ask my daughter to pick me up a few ottos, the store was out of them so she got my second choice some corys. She brought back 2 peppered, a Julie and an albino. After acclimating them I released them and one of the shrimp decided to pick on the Julie, sneaking up from behind and going after it's tail. Has anyone else had this happen before? I do intend to get a few more of each type because they like to live in groups and some more Endlers but this is my first experience with the shrimp. Is this something they do regularly or an isolated incident? The shrimp have only been in the tank about 2 weeks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 08:03:18 PM »

I believe that it would be rare indeed for a Ghost shrimp to purposely harass a Cory. Because both critters basically inhabit the same substrate, they can get in each other's way so-to-speak. Ghost shrimp do not individually represent a significant bio load, but additional corys will. Especially within a 15 gallon aquarium. A few more Endlers should be ok, but I would not recommend any more corys. If you had a larger aquarium, say 30 gal long, then I would suggest a few more of one of the cory species you have.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 01:06:37 PM »

by glass shrimp do you mean ghost shrimp. if so I have never heard of this. Shrimp are normally very peaceful. Was your fish sick, and the shrimp very hungry ? weird.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 06:54:20 PM »

Glass and ghost seem to be used interchangeably, but yes they are the same thing.

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