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Re: Amano Shrimp and Snail Eaters
I don't think that shrimp-eating behavior is so easy to predict. Yes,
there's a danger, but...
I've occasionally purchased ghost shrimp, mostly as a treat for my yo yo
loach. I've watched him take them down. This last time, I dumped about
thirty shrimp in, and watched a pair of egyptian mouthbrooders snap up about
ten of them within the first few hours. The yo yo loach didn't take any
They've since declared a truce, and the invertebrate labor movement has
scored a major coup. Not only do I still have at least ten ghost shrimp (I
dumped them in about a month ago), but I've also got hundreds of trumpet
snails. The egyptian mouthbrooders completely ignore the shrimp now
(they're no bigger than the ones I watched them eat), and I still haven't
seen the yo yo loach go after a single shrimp or snail.
I think it's time to get a few younger, more ambitious loaches.
Is the 'skunk botia' the bluish, striated one? I think it's something like
'botia striatus'? That's what I was planning on adding to the tank...