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Old 02-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #1 
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loaches and shrimp

Can Kuhli (the litle brown and white striped) loaches and shrimp be together? or will the loaches eat the shrimp?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #2 
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Yes, they'll eat some of your shrimp - but so will just about any other fish! Kuhli's aren't nearly as bad as yoyos or some other loaches, but you will probably lose a few.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #3 
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trying to find some bottom feeders that my loaches will be nice to.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:25 AM   #4 
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Strictly inverts, or any bottom feeder? You could try some otos.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #5 
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Was hoping for shrimp and cory cats.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #6 
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I did a couple of searches, and a lot of people have said that their kuhli's didn't touch their shrimp. You could probably start with just a couple if you have lots of ground cover and hiding spots for them, and see what happens.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #7 
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Thank you for all your help. I'll probably try a few and see. I'll let you know how it goes.
I know my mystery snails didn't last long. :(
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #8 
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No, they'll definitely eat the snails! And the general rule is - if it will eat a snail, it will almost certainly eat a shrimp!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #9 
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I guess I'll go with the cories and see how that goes. I really don't want to "kill" the shrimp.
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