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Thread: Bamboo shrimps
02-28-2014, 09:14 PM #1
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?Main Tank - 55g with four white cloud mountain minnows, five peppered cory catfish (occasionally treated with frozen bloodworms), and three ghost shrimp. HOB filter is a Top Fin 75, fully cycled. Air supply is a dual-output air pump, with the two lines connected with a T-valve into one airstone block. Not planted, but has five artificial decoration plants.
02-28-2014, 09:21 PM #2
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.
02-28-2014, 09:24 PM #3
02-28-2014, 09:47 PM #4
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.
03-03-2014, 07:53 PM #6
05-20-2014, 06:57 PM #7
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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05-20-2014, 07:01 PM #8
05-20-2014, 09:03 PM #9
Yes, I saw that. Very cool.My computer beat me at chess, but it proved no match for me at kickboxing.
05-20-2014, 09:08 PM #10