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ineke

Would BN be safe in with the shrimp. Want to have some type of cleaner in my bigger shrimp tank once it is set up. I hear mention of pygmy cories but don't think I have seen them so wondered about the BN. I know they get big but can transfer to fish tank when that happens.

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Ineke

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Heavyd

I have them in two of my tanks. They don't seem to be an issue to the adults at least. In fact they often eat side by side. The main issue is when the bristlenose decide to be boisterous and chase eachother around the tank, you will see shrimp flying.

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ineke

I am planning on putting them in the 30" tank and start off with 3-4 babies so should be room for all. I have 2 in my fish tank and they seem quite good but there isn't much clear area for them to romp as I have had to pack it with plastic plants to keep the bettas from fighting!!

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zohn

The worst case would be the BN accidentally crushing the shrimp especially during feeding time.

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Jess

I keep 3 bristlenose with my shrimp in a 200l tank without any problems. They sometimes hog the algae wafers but are not aggressive towards the shrimp. Sometimes I even see shrimp clinging to their backs :P

BN can make a bit of a mess if you have a delicately scaped tank, but that's about it. I have heard that males sometimes fight if they don't have enough space, but have not encountered this myself yet as I only have one adult male (the others are still only young).

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ineke

Thanks for the responses I will try some young BN when the tank is setup - still waiting for the wall to be painted!!!!

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Kaizen088

I have Shrimp in my Bristlenose tanks...

I have Bristlenose in my Shrimp tanks...

Have had no problems, always shrimplets about.

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ineke

Hi kaizen088,

Cool clip, is that zucchini they are munching on? I will definitely get a few for the shrimp tank now . I have 2 in the fish tank and like them so as they are shrimp safe will get them

Cheers

Ineke

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Kaizen088

Yes its zucchini, they also love button mushrooms.

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tangfreak

I have cherry reds in my bristlenose tank and in my peppermint tank .i am also growing up l080 and l333 with my cherrys .im not shore if they are getting eaten due to the tank being 4*2*2 and i started with around 200 cherrys hope this helps you

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Aquathumb

I have some peppermint Bristlenose that Kaizen gave me in with my shrimp, they get on very well. I enjoy the BNs as a fish more so then a tank cleaner. I would recommend Otocinclus Catfish as a better "clean up crew" member and are 100% safe with shrimp/shrimplets.

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Kaizen088

I've heard from a few people that some L-numbers will eat shrimp.

Not sure exactly which ones are good/bad though.

I have a pair of L397's in with some shrimp and they seem okay together.

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CNgo2006
I have some peppermint Bristlenose that Kaizen gave me in with my shrimp' date= they get on very well. I enjoy the BNs as a fish more so then a tank cleaner. I would recommend Otocinclus Catfish as a better "clean up crew" member and are 100% safe with shrimp/shrimplets.

+1 on the otto's

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ineke

I'm looking at the common old bristle nose because I like watching them. I don't think I have seen the Otos other than a picture Dean put up. Thanks for your responses

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Ineke

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ineke

Kaizen,

I'm only just learning about the L numbers and some of them are beautiful unfortunately they are out of my price range but maybe 1 day !!!!

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Gbang

My l134 love cherry shrimp :( bristlenose on the other hand seem fine for me

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ineke

Will give them a go in the big shrimp tank when set up can always move them into the fish tank if they bother the shrimp.

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