No, cherry shrimp cannot live with platies. They may be friendly most of the time, but unfortunately, platies pose a threat to cherry shrimp.
Platies love eating small invertebrates. With their tiny stature and bright colors, cherry shrimp are easy targets for platies. No matter how much coverage and hiding spots are available in the tank, your cherry shrimp won’t stand a chance.
Unless you want your entire cherry shrimp population to be decimated within a couple of days, you should not keep them with platies.
You should try keeping your cherry shrimp with these fish instead:
- Cardinal tetras
- Neon tetras
- Fancy guppies
- Pygmy cory catfish
- Small rasboras
- Cherry barbs
- Dwarf gouramis