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    i saw some very cute panda loaches in GC kept together with some CRS, so i guess they are harmless to shrimps and shrimplets? actually thinking of getting one or two into my small shrimp tank hoping that they can help to reduce the seed shrimp population i've tried to cut down on feeding but i think the seed shrimps are too comfortable in my tank and refused to die!!
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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Hi

    cool! at first i thought they cannot be kept with shrimp. just curious will they eat shrimplet..anyone try before?

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Hi,

    In my opinon all fishes except ottos are not shrimp safe, so if you want to breed better not to keep any fishes with them.

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    Hi,

    In my opinon all fishes except ottos are not shrimp safe, so if you want to breed better not to keep any fishes with them.
    Not even SAE bro ?

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    I keep harbrosus and otto with shrimps.
    See my stank.

    Tried tetra, and goby. A big NO!!!
    Sae sometimes nip. And they get big enough.

    Other fish is indostomus. Also have in gc.
    These are safe as they are tiny.

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    yes.. my colleague has a tank with a lot of plants, moss, driftwood... along with tetras and shrimps. though the plants provide a good source of hiding place but seems like the shrimps population never increase. in fact, he has been adding bags of shrimps quite often. probably majority ended up as tetra food.
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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Woo View Post
    Not even SAE bro ?
    SAE will definitely attack shrimps once they are big enough. They cannot swallow the shrimps but will nip off all the legs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisasuke View Post
    Hi,

    In my opinon all fishes except ottos are not shrimp safe, so if you want to breed better not to keep any fishes with them.
    I agree, especially if the tank is not heavily planted and the shrimps are the slow breeding types.
    I had a few hillstream loaches in a tank with fire red shrimps and I've not seen them eat or attack shrimps, but one never knows what goes on in the dark eh?

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Saw at CG yesterday also, very cute and special but very expensive.

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    But problem is that they don't stay cute when adult due to colouring

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    I just got these very interesting behaviour


    Comparative size with hasbrosus and sakura



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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    mukyo, what do you feed them with? The Stickleback fish

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    I'm also keen to know how to best feed those indostomus too, very interesting fish.

    I saw them at GC and they are so small and slim (like tiny floating sticks, very easy to mistake as twigs in the tank)... keen to get but read online that they only eat live food, so maybe brine shrimp or daphnia?
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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Just leave them in. I got lots of seed shrimps bugs inside so i saw them roaming around and picking glass.
    They dont seem to eat hydra i think

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Maybe shrimplet too........

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Indostomus have small mouths that typically are not big enough to ingest shrimplets. These require live foods, in particular Daphnia, BBS and Tubifex when possible. They are dependent on a source of tiny animals to survive. Seed shrimps have a hard carapace that would not interest these fish, except maybe larval seed shrimp with thinner shells. If you keep Panda Loach with shrimps, the growth of algae is a necessity along with increased oxygenation. These are after all, members of the hill stream loaches.
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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    i still have a problem with the seed shrimp population. i stopped seeing panda loaches in Y618 i wonder, were they sold out or just died off. the color doesn't look as nice during the last few days when i still saw them there.. maybe cos they were kept in the tiny tank behind the cashier counter. i need to introduce a puffer fish to rid the seed shrimps but my shrimps and shrimplets............
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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    No puffer and tetra please.
    Even amber tetra which is tiny.
    I dont know why but after I put them I have daily shrimp death after molting. Very suspicious so I removed them now.

    I think tetra attitude is bad,
    So far only mini cory and indostomus.
    Cory eats worms confirmed. but not specifically hunt them.
    Thats the only remaining problem. Specially wprms that fly fly away.
    Still looking for worm solutions

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    Quote Originally Posted by moozers View Post
    the color doesn't look as nice during the last few days when i still saw them there.. maybe cos they were kept in the tiny tank behind the cashier counter
    Haha bro their adult colour like that one

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    Re: panda loach in shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by mukyo View Post
    No puffer and tetra please.
    Even amber tetra which is tiny.
    I dont know why but after I put them I have daily shrimp death after molting. Very suspicious so I removed them now.
    i didn't.. though very tempted to. i think i have a problem with so much seed shrimps in my substrate i can only stare helplessly at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Draka View Post
    Haha bro their adult colour like that one
    oops.. my bad i added 2 ottos instead but they only eat algae not seed shrimps (i rant a lot about seed shrimps haha) NKS has some nice small chocolate shrimps and blue rili's yesterday!! hopefully the chocolate shrimps survive well.. i can't see whether they were stressed or not since the color doesn't change.
    humble shrimp tank startup 3-Sep-12

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