View Full Version : Beeshrimp dragging food

05-07-2007, 08:43 AM
I sometimes give my beeshrimp Tetra Plecowafer. 2 or 3 dropped in the water near the front of the tank always brings out a crowd. I did notice that the wafers tend to end up in different parts of the tank but I always put that down to the current in the tank.

This morning I witnessed the real cause of it. 2 shrimp had found a wafer and were bickering who got to eat it. It ended with the biggest shrimp picking up the wafer and swimming to a different part of the tank. I was just too baffled to pick up my camera. Never thought they'd be able to lift something that big.

05-07-2007, 01:31 PM
lol, thats what some of my plecos did. I had 3 varieties, and the clown pleco never got any since the others would steal

05-07-2007, 08:47 PM
My shrimp like to relocate the wafers too. A lot of times, they swim right up and grab flakes amongst the fish, and feed right with them!

05-08-2007, 09:39 AM
Haven't seen them do that yet. Perhaps they know that there will often be a few flakes that make it to the bottom of the tank.