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Amano shrimp with Rainbow Fish

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Anyone know if the following Rainbow fish will leave Amano shrimp alone? Right now they are all mid-sized.

I have;
New Guinea Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia boesemani
Salmon-Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)
Turquoise rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris)
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If the r'bows are small they'll ignore them for a while, but yea, they will chomp on small shrimp. If you have a very well planted tank some may survive- you'll select for the ones that can hide the best though, which means eventually the shrimp colony's color may fade.

I keep amanos with my madagascar r'bows with no problem and I always use cherries as clean up crews for my r'bow fry/grow out tanks.

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