2 years ago#1
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will my sucker fish or my goldfish eat a ghost shrimp my tank tem.is80 I have 4 gold fish and2 sucker fish

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2 years ago#2
tropical_tiffini
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Well, to quickly answer your question, probably not. Ghost shrimp are actually known (in my research) to become the predators of fish and fish babies.

Sucker fish and ghost shrimp are tropical, meaning the 80 degree water is fine for them. Maybe a little on the high end, but I'm no expert on shrimp. Goldfish are cold water fish, and they like things a LOT cooler... And 4 goldfish are a lot for a tank. I hope you have at least a 50g just for the 4 goldfish which I'm assuming are fantails. Depending on your pleco, you may need upwards of 20g just for that fish. Both those fish are super messy, and I know shrimp clean up uneaten food, but those fish are HUGE waste producers and any type of cleaner doesn't eat poo.

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2 years ago#3
jlk
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Goldfish will devour ghost shrimp in a heartbeat!! The 'sucker fish' which I am guessing are plecos do NOT belong in the same tank as goldfish- plecos will snack on goldfish and can cause great harm. 80f is too warm for goldfish as well- they are coldwater fish. Too high of temps causes thermal stress as well as speeds up metabolism and leads to a shiortened lifespan. Please read this link for more information on how to care for your goldfish:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/goldfish-101- 11174823.html

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2 years ago#4
mackimo
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Okay, that is pretty warm for a goldfish. You should probably turn down the temt. How big is your tank? Just curious.

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2 years ago#5
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your peleco can get up to 2 feet long imagine putting that down ****. dude bad choice and goldfish aren't fun they do nothing at all! get like 3 guppies and 5 tetras and 3 ghost shrimp and your tank will be amazing and get another live plant as well

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2 years ago#6
Jason S
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That's a matter of opinion I am quite fond of goldfish and plecos. And goldfish can be quite active.

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2 years ago#7
jlk
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If you ask some of those individuals that learned the hard way about mixing plecos and goldies, you may have a different opinion on this topic.

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1 year ago#8
shrimp
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ive had gold fish and plecos for years and had no problems the key is to have a large tank so theres plenty of room for both goldies and plecos as for the shrimp gold fish will eat them all day and if there is a lack of food the pleco will eat them too,
top tip if your going to have srimp make sure you have a large tank and lots of rocks,small caves and grass,plants, real is best but fake will do so thay can hide away when threatened
its worked for me for years....

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1 year ago#9
Endoria
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Had goldfishes with plego myself with no problem also here , though my plego was not fully grown yet only around 35cm long. Cant though remember the name of the breed was called "Bruno" by the store ..

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1 year ago#10
fish lover
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You can never be sure if a pleco will harm goldfish.. yes goldfish are very attractive and active..one of the best fishes in my opinion.. but if your pleco is a big one or same the size of goldfish. you better not mix them...and yes goldfish will eat shrimps..

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9 months ago#11
Aminah
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Although it's pretty common for goldfish to eat shrimp, I have three goldfish (1 ryukin, 2 fantails) and 4 Yamato shrimp, I've had my shrimp for around 2 months and they're still alive and doing well and thankfully have not become a goldfish snack. So in my experience goldfish and shrimp can get along (but mine aren't ghost shrimp and I'm no shrimp expert) as for plecos, I've never had one and to be honest I dont know how I'd feel about mixing a pleco with goldfish as I've heard they can snack on the goldfishes slime coat

Apologies, I didn't realise this was an old post

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7 months ago#12
vicky beech
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Will a sucker eat the shrimps

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19 hours ago#13
Fish1234
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From a past experience I had a pleco that wasn't more than 15cm in my tank with dwarf gouriamis and I added 5 ghost shrimp and as soon as they came out of hiding my plec shot down and slowly swam over them then literally say on them and devoured them. So I think your plec may eat them cuz mine even had a go at my dwarf gouriamis trying to eat them hope I helped

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