02-08-2008, 06:35 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Joshua, TX
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| | Re: If you could do it over again...
Originally Posted by hoppycalif
I had 50-100 cherry shrimp in my tank when I added 3 Yoyo Loaches to get rid of snails. Now I have, at most 2 shrimp. The loaches actively hunt the shrimp, burrowing into the plant masses where the shrimp lived. As much as I enjoy the Loaches, I enjoyed the shrimp even more.
OH NO!! So sorry!! You should have added a little loach like a batik. I have one in my cherry shrimp tank for the snails. I will take him out when the snail population is low, I think. He will eat the babies, I'm sure. Hope I'm not hitting you in a sore spot here, just info....
IF I could do it all over, I would have gotten the right substrate instead of big pea gravel. I would have gotten the right lights sooner. I would have kept my 55g tank. I would have like to have known about shrimp keeping earlier and enjoyed that.