These small shrimps
go about their business eating algea and leftover food,
not bothering the fish or their fry, and the fish don't seem to
They require a fine leaved plant to hide and live in (Java moss
is perfect for them).
Some fish will eat their small young, but most don't bother.
Some fish, however, such as many Cichlids, will eat them. When
obtained, it is best
to let an egg-laden female drop her fry in a separate 1-2 gallon
container with some
Java moss. Remove the female when the batch of young are no
longer visible under
her tail, then raise the young for a week or two on crushed dry
food to give them a
head start toward establishing themselves, before releasing them
into the aquarium.