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TheFishObsession
02-28-2014, 10:14 PM
I was considering purchasing two or three bamboo shrimp for my 55gal DT, but am not sure exactly how I can feed them. Currently I'm under the impression that I can crumble up flakes into little bits and let them sink, and since bamboo shrimp filter feed, I assume they'll catch the bits of flaked food in their fan-like appendages.

Is this how you can effectively feed bamboo shrimp?

Slaphppy7
02-28-2014, 10:21 PM
I love my 2 bamboos. Yes, you can crumble flake food to feed, but honestly, mine sit and filter feed all day, even after fish feeding time. They just grab bits of detritus in the water column, usually stirred up by my corys. Since you have corys in that tank, I think you know what I mean when I say they can "stir up the stuff", lol.

You don't have to do anything special to feed bamboo shrimp, I have found.

Slaphppy7
02-28-2014, 10:24 PM
Here's one of my girls, filter feeding away, long after fish feeding time was done



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RMN0hHyJ4U

sheamurai
02-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Generally speaking, bamboo shrimp should only be added to established tanks, so there is enough floating around for them to feed on. Not sure how old your tank is, just thought I'd mention it in case yours was still pretty new. If you google them, you'll find many instances where they've evidently died of starvation, even when the keeper tried to spot feed them.

LionelC
03-01-2014, 08:07 PM
I dont know anything about them, but that was a great video! Very nice looking close up.


LionelC

Slaphppy7
03-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Thanks Lionel, she was sitting right there by the front glass, couldn't resist taking a quick vid of her

WhistlingBadger
05-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Thanks for this thread; I was about to ask the exact same question. Slap, is three in a 55 gallon a good fit?

T

Slaphppy7
05-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Certainly, you could easily do 4 if so inclined....did you see the other video, where one of mine is propped up on the crypt?...pretty funny

WhistlingBadger
05-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Yes, I saw that. Very cool.

Slaphppy7
05-20-2014, 09:08 PM
When are you going to get some?

WhistlingBadger
05-21-2014, 02:14 PM
I am planning to remodel my tank in early June, let it run during some travels, and start re-stocking it when we return toward the end of June. Have to see if the LFS can get me some--always the big challenge around here.

T

WhistlingBadger
05-21-2014, 02:16 PM
By the way, my favorite part of your video is the fish photo bomb at 1:12. Pretty funny. Looks like she's saying, "Oops, sorry!!!"

Slaphppy7
05-21-2014, 02:20 PM
I am planning to remodel my tank in early June, let it run during some travels, and start re-stocking it when we return toward the end of June. Have to see if the LFS can get me some--always the big challenge around here.

T

Sounds like a plan...hopefully your LFS can come through for you...no Petco's around your area?


By the way, my favorite part of your video is the fish photo bomb at 1:12. Pretty funny. Looks like she's saying, "Oops, sorry!!!"

HAHA, just noticed that...too funny

WhistlingBadger
05-21-2014, 02:30 PM
The nearest Petco is in Casper, a three hour drive away. Not far by Wyoming standards, but still...

Slaphppy7
05-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Oh wow...nevermind, lol

Faded
05-27-2014, 02:25 AM
I'm considering just one for my 55g, mainly because I already have Amano shrimp. When it's well established,(probably 4 months in) is when I'll add one.

Though, full size bamboo shrimp are surprisingly huge. They look like freaking lobsters.