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Ghost shrimp eating my guppy?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Epikworld, Aug 13, 2019.

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Why are they doing this I love my guppies should I keep the light on tonight?

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  1. Not ghost shrimp

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  2. Not fed enough (even though I make sure they get fare share of food)

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  1. Epikworld

    Epikworld New Member

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    I had 7 neon tetras 2 mollies and 3 guppies now I have 7 neon tetras 2 mollies and 2 guppies I've heard they can be guppy eating brats are they achuly ghost shrimp I've had them for like 3-5 weeks so they aren't too big are they different shrimp all the fish/ghost shrimp are from pet smart are they different fish there always chill some times swimming (rarely)
     
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    Ghost shrimp
     

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    I can't tell from the photo but do the shrimps have short 'arms' or long ones?

    Have you witnessed a shrimp actually killing a guppy or are they eating already dead guppies? I know that my cherry shrimps will make short work of any dead creatures in my tank. If they are eating dead guppies, we need to find out why your guppies are dying.


    As for keeping the light on all night - no this is bad for fish. The tank light should be on at the same time every day for the same length of time; and there should be a period of several hours total darkness in every 24 hours. Without this dark period the fish will become stressed, and stressed fish get sick more easily.
     

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