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Amano shrimp with keyhole cichlid

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 20:47 pm
by Blockhead
Hi. I'm just wondering if amano shrimp would be ok with keyhole cichlid in a community tank set up.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Dominic :)

Re: Amano shrimp with keyhole cichlid

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 23:02 pm
by Martinspuddle
Keyhole Cichlid like all Cichlid family will hunt them out, harass and eventually kill the Shrimp.

Re: Amano shrimp with keyhole cichlid

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:57 am
by plankton
Not so sure Martin, if the Amanos are big enough they may be ok with the smaller, less aggressive cichlids.
I believe there are some on here that keep them with Bolivians and/or keyholes????

Re: Amano shrimp with keyhole cichlid

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 15:10 pm
by Martinspuddle
plankton wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:57 am
Not so sure Martin, if the Amanos are big enough they may be ok with the smaller, less aggressive cichlids.
I believe there are some on here that keep them with Bolivians and/or keyholes????
@plankton I won't want to bet my life on it. We know you can get Cichlids that will are fine in a community set-up for years, a model citizen, never even bothering a new born Guppy fry... But on the other hand knowing back in the late 1980's I had a pair Keyhole Cichlids that were quite happy to hunt, kill, then eat River Shrimp, I would say no everytime.

So to @Blockhead I will change my answer to 'with extreme caution' to mixing any small Cichlid family with any Shrimp, no matter the size of the crustacean.