Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

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Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

Post by Dwarfpufferking » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:30 am

I've been keeping my 5 dwarf puffers for about 4-5 weeks now and they are doing great in my tank along side 2 otos. However as they are messy and fussy eaters I was thinking about getting some shrimp to put in with them to act as a clean up crew along with the otos (Otos doing the algae and shrimp doing the food). Is this a good idea or will the dwarfs eat the shrimp as they are known to love crustaceans, and if I was to get shrimp what ones would you recommend? Cherry? Amano?
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Re: Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:18 am

Surprisingly, DPs actually leave shrimp alone, so whichever species you like, is OK.
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Re: Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

Post by hadla » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:32 am

Amanos are good for keeping algae away, but they’ll eat whatever they’re fed. They’re also very hardy
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Re: Shrimp with my Dwarf puffers??

Post by Minipuff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:24 pm

I would recommend amanos. My DPs have lived with the same 4 amanos for nearly three years now, no problem. Cherry shrimp, on the other hand - not a success... I tried, but the cherrys were all gobbled up VERY fast. The puffers appreciated the wild hunt, though...

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