View Full Version : bamboo shrimp in new tank

11-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Hey guys,

First time post so please be gentle :)

I recently bought a 125L tank to replace my 60L. Since moving the shrimp, she hides behind the filter and doesn't want to budge. her fans have been closed since I moved her yesterday, and I'm not sure if she's eating. is there anything I can do to help or encourage feeding? I'm hoping it's just taking a while to get accustomed to the new surroundings. she's still a healthy red with white stripe down her back.

Any help is appreciated


11-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Bamboo shrimp shouldn't be put in new tanks, they need a seasoned tank (six months to a year in age since cycled) to do well. I would guess a bit of shock but you said it's colour is fine. Is there a spot for him to sit in the current. It could be feeling insecure and thinks where he's at is hiding him.


11-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Unfortunately my tank was leaking, and I decided it was time for an upgrade. Anything I can do to feed her properly? I was going to get spirulina powder in the hopes she'd eat that