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Thread: Bamboo shrimps

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    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?

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    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.
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    Here's one of my girls, filter feeding away, long after fish feeding time was done


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    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.

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    I dont know anything about them, but that was a great video! Very nice looking close up.


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    Thanks Lionel, she was sitting right there by the front glass, couldn't resist taking a quick vid of her
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    Thanks for this thread; I was about to ask the exact same question. Slap, is three in a 55 gallon a good fit?

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    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
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    Yes, I saw that. Very cool.

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    When are you going to get some?
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