12-13-2012, 01:33 PM #11
+1 - I have 4 amano shrimp that are just a little smaller than bamboos. Perhaps they have a different diet but mine pick up larger pieces of matter - I can't imagine that a large shrimp like that would be able to pick algae out of water or enough to satisfy itself.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
12-13-2012, 01:41 PM #12
well, keep in mind that bamboos are filter feeders whereas amanos are not. So they do have different feeding strategies. Just not sure how small of things the bamboo shrimp's fans can grab, and not sure what types of things they like to eat exactly.300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
12-13-2012, 01:57 PM #13
A filter feeder that's actively picking gravel is already in big trouble. It's risking it's fans and thereby long term survival because it's starving.
I'm pretty sure I read a really good species description somewhere.... Hmn, can't find it. I seem to recall it listed the bigger phytoplankton as one of the food sources so you'd start at the middle of this size range.
20→200 Ám and that is pretty small already.