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Newts and shrimp together?

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I have two fire bellied newts in a 10 gallon tank (mostly water) with a snail i feed them blood worms and they eat fine etc etc. I was curious if i can get a shrimp to clean up the tank better then the snail? and if so what type of shrimp that wont later become a meal?
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I'm sure anything is fine so long it doesn't fit in your newt's mouth.
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I keep crystal red shrimp in several of my newt tanks. They are not a long-lived as the newts, but they do fine. They are too fast for any of my newts to catch it seems.

As an aside, I would warn against relying on snails or shrimp too much for clean-up. For best aquarium health, uneaten food should be removed by the human.
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I've kept my FBN with ghost shrimp for the past 2 years with no problems. As well as cleaning the tank, the shrimps seem to breed roughly at the same time as the newts so it gives the baby newts a free feed.

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