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I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this question. I have a breeding tank set up, but there are a few cherries that piggy-backed on some java moss.

The problem? Some people swear that cherries will eat fish eggs that are fertile and non-fungused. Others have said that small shrimp like ghost, cherry, chrystal will actually clean the eggs off and not harm them if they are in fact fertile. There are even pictures of a breeding tank setup where this guy took pics of his ghost shrimp cleaning off the eggs without consuming them.

So, does anyone have experience raising fish eggs and fry with shrimp in the same tank? Did they seem to affect the numbers that hatched?
 

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Shrimp are opportunistic feeders that will consume any edible foods available including fertile / non- fertile eggs. Not good inhabitants in a breeding tank.
 

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I keep my shrimps with BN pleco. My plecos spawned for the first time but the male kicked out the eggs. Found my shrimps snacking on the eggs...
 
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