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Will Fish Eat Cherry Shrimp? (With 5 Prevention Tips)

As I started my cherry shrimp tank, I was unsure if the fish would be safe to put in with them. As time passed, I learned that some fish would not bother the shrimp. Yet, some species will happily eat your cherry shrimp, so you better avoid those. Fish that are small and docile will …

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Do Cherry Shrimp Eat Snails? Will They Eat Their Eggs?

As I introduced cherry shrimp to my tank, I noticed that some snails disappeared, including my mystery snails. At first, I thought that maybe the shrimp ate them. But as time passed, I learned that this was probably not the case. Cherry shrimp are not likely to eat living snails. Even though they are considered …

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What Do Cherry Shrimp Do In Fish Tanks? (5 Essential Benefits)

When I considered getting cherry shrimp for my fish tank, the first question I had was: what do they do in the tank? Well, the short answer is quite a lot. In this article, I will discuss the five benefits I experienced from my cherry shrimp population. Cherry shrimp are scavengers, meaning that they will …

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What Shrimp Can Live With Cherry Shrimp? (With 5 Examples)

As I started my cherry shrimp tank, I soon realized that I wanted more shrimp. After several experiments, I found out these are pretty compatible with other shrimp breeds. However, not all shrimp tanks will work. Several factors need to be considered when choosing the shrimp tank mates for your cherry shrimp. Cherry shrimp can …

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Why Is My Cherry Shrimp Turning Black? (With 5 Solutions)

When I noticed that my cherry shrimp was turning black, I was terrified. I had a 50-gallon tank, and the shrimp were new, so I didn’t know what to do when it happened. As time passed, I learned that the issue affected most shrimp across the board, and I was able to teach myself how …

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Do Cherry Shrimp Eat Algae? (Hair, Green, Brown, Staghorn & More)

I remember when I didn’t know what type of algae cherry shrimp ate, and I would feed them various types, with mixed results. They definitely loved the brown algae but refused to eat many other types. Luckily, as time passed, I learned what types of algae cherry shrimp prefer.  Cherry shrimp will eat soft algae, …

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Cherry Shrimp Not Breeding: 5 Proven Ways to Fix it

I remember how frustrated I was when I first started keeping shrimp. It didn’t matter how hard I tried; they did not breed. Luckily, over the years, I’ve come across a few tips that may help you out. Cherry shrimp will usually not breed due to inappropriate water conditions, including pH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and …

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Why is my Shrimp not Moving (Cherry, Ghost, Amano & Others)

I remember the first time I saw my shrimp not moving. I panicked, thinking they had died. Then, I realized they were simply resting on the bottom of the tank. Luckily, as time passed, I learned why shrimp stop moving and how to deal with the issue. Shrimp usually stop moving when they are stressed. …

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Cherry Shrimp Swimming Frantically: 4 Practical Solutions

As an aquarist, I enjoy growing Cherry Shrimp in my aquarium. However, sometimes they behave unpredictably. For example, there were times when I caught my shrimp swimming around frantically. Over the years, I learned what causes that and how to solve the issue. Now, I am willing to share what I learned. Cherry Shrimp typically …

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Cherry Shrimp Swimming to the Surface: 5 Quick Solutions

Cherry Shrimp are usually a great addition to fish tanks, although sometimes they present a worrying behavior. For example, more than once, I caught my shrimp swimming to the surface. Over the years, I’ve learned what makes them act this way and how to deal with the issue. Now, I am willing to share my …

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