View Full Version : New African Filter Shrimp

01-23-2013, 04:30 AM
Got me an African filter shrimp! thumbs2:

However, hes been hiding in a very secluded and dark spot for the past two days. These shrimp typically hang out in the current and filter feed, hence the name. :hmm3grin2orange: Now he/she could just be getting used to the surroundings which is completely reasonable, but as we approach 3+ days, I am beginning to worry just a bit.


01-23-2013, 04:46 AM
maybe hes coming out during the nights to feed?

"The African Filter Shrimp should be kept in community fish tank with small,

peaceful fish or in a shrimp tank, throughout the day, they usually seek refuge under stones and among

plants so a well planted tanks is essential."


01-23-2013, 03:08 PM
All new tank inhabitants need an adjustment period - it sounds like your shrimp is doing what it's supposed to.

01-23-2013, 04:50 PM
I had a bamboo shrimp and he did the same thing. Perhaps he is hiding because he is trying to molt? I did find that my shrimp was more active at night.