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Saturday, 04 December, 2021

Do Weather Loaches Eat Shrimp

James Smith
• Wednesday, 25 November, 2020
• 7 min read

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to acquire 1 of these little guys, and quickly realized he needed a friend. I made the mistake of feeding these two strictly sinking shrimp pellets and algae wafers for quite a while.

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I also see people posting similar stories on the forum all the time, which is why I feel this blog is necessary. In desperation, I spoke to a person at my LFS, knowing they don’t usually give correct information.

This woman told me I needed to be feeding my coaches Brine Shrimp with Spirulina in it. This is much more like their regular dietary needs and spirulina helps move things along.

So the bottom line is, be sure to feed your coaches a wide range of foods, so they can live a long and happy life! I have a tank with a Male Beta, 6 Neon, 6 Harlequin and a young Weather Coach.

Would Kali touches be ok with gout shrimp iv got pretty good size ones but i want to get sum smaller most shrimp. The shrimp I'm thinking bout getting r a good-sized just a little bit smaller than mine.

She told me at pet smart they have Amino and Red cherry shrimp. She told me at pet smart they have Amino and Red cherry shrimp.

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Amino shrimp could work if you get fully grown ones, but just make sure there are tonnes of hiding places for when they shed! Coaches are good at finding hiding sots though...

Amino shrimp could work if you get fully grown ones, but just make sure there are tonnes of hiding places for when they shed! Coaches are good at finding hiding sots though...

I don't know how vicious dojo coaches are, personally (or indeed anything about them)... However -- If they're unlikely to attack anything larger than they are, Cameroon fan shrimp and vampire (giant African fan) shrimp grow up to 15 cm long.

Depending on the species they're often 10-20 cm in length and with big claws, they could probably make a meal of a smaller coach. Dojos are pretty wimpy as coaches go.

They're tough little creatures and provided they have somewhere they can hide if they want to, they're pretty good at avoiding trouble. Any type of filter shrimp would probably be best as they are larger and 100% non-aggressive.

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As stated, any invertebrate is vulnerable when shedding its skin. Fully grown ones are very hard to come by, and when I found mine they were £3.80. Beat me to it lol...

And can the shrimp climb vertically on the tanks glass sides? No idea, pets@home does though, and they are similar (pets@home branches used to be called pet smart anyway...) and no, they can't actually climb up a glass surface, but they can swim up the glass easily and do this if they are stressed or exited. The ones at pets@home over here are more expensive and much smaller.

I am going to buy 20 red cherry shrimp, I was just wondering if they would survive... and would they breed if they did? Weather coaches are shell dwellers and can even eat snails to add too their diets.

They do really prefer to be in groups of at least 3, but can grow up to a foot long so a 75 gallon would not sustain them. 5 inches+ incredibly active fish in a 3 ft tank won't work out long term.

Here is my problem, I have pest rams horn snails, it started with just one and within a month I easily have 200 in my 20 gallon long. So to remedy the problem I bought two small Yoko coaches (they were literally less than 2 inches long), (one died in transit from the LFS I bought him from) I know that Yoko coaches get big but I have a fifty gallon to put him in after he has done his job.

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Your amino shrimp will be safe, because they are typically 2-3 inches long and quick escapes. Hey, I keep Yoko coaches and let me tell you, your amino shrimp will NOT be okay.

Shrimp are fast but Yoko coaches are way faster, they're also nocturnal. 5 inches+ incredibly active fish in a 3 ft tank won't work out long term.

What type of shrimp is best to keep in my proposed freshwater aquarium set-up? Amino shrimp are good tank mates for community fish.

Cherry shrimp (and their color varieties) will also be no threat to your fish. They breed quite easily and rapidly, so if you want more of them make sure you have plenty of hiding places for the young shrimp.

Even larger shrimp may find their extremities and tails the target of nipping. So once they are in there, you'll need to be extra careful with what you put into the tank, and check that it is safe for shrimp.

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Any shrimp you put in that tank are immediately an expensive fancy dinner. I've had this experience personally as I watched one devour my red crystals.

I made the mistake of keeping Would Coaches in a 55 gal heavily planted tank with Amino shrimp. I thought they were just finding good hiding places until late one night I was watching and one of my coaches attacked and ate an Amino shrimp.

They might be compatible at first until the coaches grow large enough to eat the shrimp. You can get a load of them (depending on tank size) and they're pretty much clear so it's cool to watch food and stuff go through their system.

They are cheap (49c a shrimp at Pet smart) and can get pretty big and eat all extra food, algae and dead I never see them get near my other fish(keep far away from predator fish) I actually have 4 Yoko coaches, two Cory Doris (SP) and 5 cherry shrimp.

Emir Tiny Shrimp Posts: 93 Joined: We'd Mar 22, 2006 8:08 pm Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada Post by Emir Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:43 pm I'm not certain as I've never had the Kurtis myself but if they're omnivores then they might decide to snack, as for your apple snail maybe it's size and shell kept it safe.

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