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Ghost-Knife
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Location : Lewisville, Tx
Favorite Fish: : Loaches, Bristle Noise Plecos, Ghost Knife, African Leaf Fish, Cory Cats, Rubber Lip Pleco, Bichars, Gar, Dragon Fish, Elephant Noise, Bumble Bee Cats, Discus, freshwater fish for now.... ;p

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PostSubject: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/25/2011, 10:27 pm

I'm pretty positive its not a good idea to put guppy fry with ghost shrimp, but it doesn't hurt to ask for a couple more opinions... Maybe I'm wrong?
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fishface30
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Location : St, Louis, MO
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Angelfish, Rummynose Tetras

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 3:05 am

Hmm Methinks it depends on how small the fry. I've read that even ghost shrimp will eat their own baby shrimp. However I think if they are large enough the shrimp won't bother the larger fry. Not sure what size is big enough though!
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2SciCrazed
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Location : Middle TN
Favorite Fish: : Anything that's not belly up!

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:18 am

My daughter has a couple of ghostshrimps, a handful of amano shrimps and a handful of cherry shrimps in her planted 29T. She puts the guppy fry back in the tank when they are several weeks old and has yet to have any come up missing.
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:19 am

They are compatible . Just don't expect any baby Shrimps . Gups will hunt them down and enjoy the Sushimi snack .
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2SciCrazed
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Location : Middle TN
Favorite Fish: : Anything that's not belly up!

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:37 am

Or have LOTS of cover! Some will make it, hiding under rocks and in the moss. The adults run around out in the open with impunity.
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Ghost-Knife
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Location : Lewisville, Tx
Favorite Fish: : Loaches, Bristle Noise Plecos, Ghost Knife, African Leaf Fish, Cory Cats, Rubber Lip Pleco, Bichars, Gar, Dragon Fish, Elephant Noise, Bumble Bee Cats, Discus, freshwater fish for now.... ;p

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 9:57 am

Thanks everyone
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Kasshan
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Location : Modesto, CA
Favorite Fish: : Kribensis

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PostSubject: Re: Need a second opinion   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:50 pm

i used keep ghost shrimp with my guppies with a dense forest of floating hornwort. the guppies themselves never harassed their own young, likely cuz i fed them so well(same as my mollies).

the ghost shrimp would hang out in the hortwort, and every rare once in a while a lucky ghost shrimp would have snagged a new born guppy. but i never saw strong or healthy guppy fry(above a week old) ever get caught by shrimp. IMO its a good way to cull the weak fry.
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seeurchin
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PostSubject: fry with shrimp.   Need a second opinion Icon_minitime3/31/2012, 9:02 am

Ghost-Knife wrote:
I'm pretty positive its not a good idea to put guppy fry with ghost shrimp, but it doesn't hurt to ask for a couple more opinions... Maybe I'm wrong?
not a problem. the shrimp in my tank bump into fry on a regular basis. no body has been eaten in 5 months
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