Hi there buddies
wanted to show you pics of pipefishes I caught in the wild, Microphis brachyurus and Microphis cruentus.
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My vote is for Endlers. Mine are the most fascinating (from a fish lovers point of view here) and cute fish in my tank, but I reckon they would be perfect for you, as mine are constantly picking on stuff! They’re the only fish who eat my dreaded snail eggs (on the glass and other surfaces) which I love! Plus you don’t need heaps. Males are small if you just want them for this. And you will be able to get them anywhere.
I have a school of 20 embers in my tank, but I rarely see them hunting in any manner, much less on surfaces.
In case it helps I have looked up the figures of the 2 tanks with cherry shrimp in them and they are as follows,
Main tank PH7,, GH5, KH2, TDS 225 (mixed water)
Betta tank PH7.5, GH6, KH3, TDS 222 (tap water + mineraliser)
They are fairly similar to each other but neither is really in the 'IDEAL' recommendation range of CHERRY shrimp ,so it confirms that cherry shrimp are more adaptable and can thrive even outside those 'IDEAL' parameters? I suppose neither are that far out but it just shows there is a bit less necessity to get everything 100%, though if you aim for perfect you will probably get better results all round?