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Bolivian rams with shrimp
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:39:44 pm »
Most of the advice I'm finding on the Internet says Bolivian rams would be too lazy to eat shrimps providing there big enough to not fit in there mouths. How accurate is this, and does anybody keep them with shrimps. I'm think amano's, or cherrys. Cheers,Ben.
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 09:52:36 pm »
    Bump
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 10:17:31 am »
    Cichlids like shrimp to eat. If they don't eat them whole, they're likely to do it bit-by-bit. Bolivians may be one of the most chilled cichlids, but they aren't that lazy when it comes to food.
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 10:40:03 am »
    So it probably won't work. That's a shame, I'd of liked some shrimp.
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 02:22:01 pm »
    I had a large breeding colony of ghost shrimp in my tank, the females were the size of the rams haha, believe me, they were completely unharmed by the rams. Only reason they are gone now was because my fiance didnt like that you could see their insides moving about and the bright green eggs :/
    my friend who has them adores them though.
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 02:36:26 pm »
    Cherry shrimp same color as bloodworm, to most fish this equals good,

    I was unable to keep shrimp with my rummynose tetras or Apistos
    But they lived fine with my pair of 7 inch Heros efasciatus,
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 03:32:25 pm »
    i may add some otos eventually, i just thought shrimp would add something different, and a low bioload, didnt think it would be a good idea. thanks for the replies.
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 07:24:44 pm »
    If you get a good colony of shrimp first and have plants they can hide in you may be able to get a balance of shrimp breeding quicker than they can be eaten.

    I have Agazzis in with a cherry shrimp like this

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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 09:25:12 pm »
    I'm going to avoid it I think, I've had no fish keeping luck of late, so I'm going to do everything by the book from now on. Just means I'll have to buy more tanks:)
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 10:28:38 pm »
    It's catching this hobby isn't it  roflmao

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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 10:50:50 pm »
    Well I've wanted another tank for months, I've just not got around to it, and I'm of work at the moment so I didn't want to get another one to add to the maintenance. But when I go back to work after Christmas I think there will be another tank. I'd like 60 so I could breed them properly. That's the dream
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 11:48:09 am »
    Nerite snails. :)
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 12:09:08 pm »
    Maybe, I'm going to see what they have down MA this afternoon if I feel up to it. I'm not sure on snails, would there shells struggle in my ph 6.7?
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 12:37:25 pm »
    Pop a piece of cuttlefish in and they'll get the calcium from that (break up a big one, it'll last ages then).
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    Re: Bolivian rams with shrimp
    « Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 12:49:34 pm »
    Do they eat my plants, I don't want another episode of that again. Apple snails destroyed my tank.  I shall look see what they haves later.
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