Can (Ranchu) Goldfish Choke on Cherry Shrimp

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Jan 3, 2021
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This morning I discovered a cherry shrimp in my ranchu tank. I have absolutely zero idea how it got there. I have five tanks, two in the house and three in my garden office. The only tank with cherry shrimp is in the house and the ranchu tank is in the office.

The ranchu tank is pretty bare bones given the goldfish eat plants. A very thin layer of gravel and some java ferns attached to pebbles. The only thing I can think of is that I used the same water change hose on the tank with shrimp in it five days ago to do the water change on the ranchu tank today, so I'm guessing it must have sat in the hosepipe for the last five days, without water and food and somehow survived.

Anyhow, virtually zero chance of me managing to catch it in that tank. Any choking threat if one of the ranchus snacks on it?

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