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Can triops be in the same tank as small 1-inch minnows? Will the minnows kill triop eggs or infants or attack?

Question by Kat: Can triops be in the same tank as small 1-inch minnows? Will the minnows kill triop eggs or infants or attack?
Also, do minnows eat fairy shrimp? I know triops do.

Best answer:

Answer by Dan M
I think you asked this same question twice. Triops and minnows cannot be kept together. It all depends on relative size and who attacks first that determines who survives this experiment. If there are any survivors, that is.

Minnows will find and eat the Triops and the Triops eggs of any size. The adult Triops may catch and eat one of the small minnows, but this will not stop the other minnows from trying to kill and eat the Triops.

Minnows eat fairy shrimp, daphnia, cyclops, Triops and anything else that could hatch out of a Triops kit. Cyclops can chew on your fish, so they are not a good choice as a live food.

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