I am doing a water change today and stirring things up a bit...but still no sign of the shrimp. Is it possible the loaches ate the shrimp?
I don't know how he does it - there are also 4 striata, 5 kubs, and 2 large synodontis cats in the tank and he has eluded all. Just when I forget about him, there he is walking across the tank!
This is not normal though - either my loaches are defective or this shrimp has superpowers.
the way my rasboras like to eat prawn, i wouldnt trust them with shrimps inte tank - they would be licking their lips all the time
If the larger is a known predator, perhaps smaller fish need to be at least 1/2 to 3/4 of the size of the larger.
Happy fish keeping!
rasboras seem to be much quicker moving fish than the average neon tetra, so size isnt the only issue i dont think. i wouldnt put neons in my tank.
The red-eye tetra are a bit bigger than the neons, they are about 2" and the females are closer to 2.5". I suppose they could be a tasty snack once the loaches get larger too.
vealboy,vealboy wrote:Grrr...I specifically asked the knucklehead at the fish store if the loaches posed a threat to the shrimp. He said, "Oh, no not at all." I am thankful I only spent $0.17 per shrimp...
The same thing happened to me yrs ago. I was assured by someone at Petco...only it was african cichlids and crayfish.
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