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    Default Is my Bamboo Shrimp eating enough?


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    Hi all - I found a bamboo shrimp at Petco and decided to bring it home. I have a 10g with excellent water parameters. There's an internal Aqueon Quietflow filter. Tank mates are 5 Panda Corys, 2 Bumblebee Gobys and 2 ghost shrimp. The first day he was scrounging through the substrate non-stop and I added a nano wave maker – it makes a lot of flow and the plant leaves are swaying no stop. Now he perches upside on one of the big Anubis leaves for hours. I still catch it foraging here and there but nothing like the first day. He'll sit on a piece of cholla wood for a while and pick, then move to another spot and pick a bit. When I feed my fish I turn off the filter and wave maker for about 10 min because I use a turkey baster to fed the Bumblebees and now with the wave maker all of the food the Corys usually get blows all over so I have to turn it off so they can eat. I use the baster to sot feed the Bamboo. I have been using shrimp powder that I feed my dwarf shrimp (separate) tank and last night I even mashed up the frozen brine shrimp I give the Bumblebees and the Bamboo definitely caught some on his fans and ate them. Is doing this once a night enough for it? I don’t want it to be starving. I also worry my water is too clean for it and it will have nothing to filter. The water is crystal clear and free of algae save for some diatoms on the plant leaves. I have one very large, tall Anubis and two smaller Anubis and two Marimo moss balls. It’s been running for almost 2 years now. The substrate is sand and I do weekly 25% water changes. Am I taking proper care of this shrimp? I’m still new and want to make sure it’s ok.

    thanks!!

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    Bamboo shrimp should not forage, that usually indicates there is not enough nutrients in the water column to sustain them.

    They constantly filter feed, and if the water column is too "clean", they may starve to death....they need constant flow, as well
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    I have constant water flow - save for 5 minutes each night when I feed the other fish. If the water is too clean what can I do so he's getting enough to eat?

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    Nightly feeding with the baster will help...they really belong in a heavily planted, well established tank.

    Is this the only tank you have?...it's a bit small for a bamboo shrimp
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    It is heavily planted - half of the tank is covered in Anubis and is established almost 2 years (21 months). I didn't realize a 10 gallon was too small. I did some research and everything I read said 10 gallons is fine. I have a smaller 6 gallon dwarf shrimp tank with no flow so I can't move him there. He doesn't forage much that I can see and is on the underside of one of the plant leaves for hours filtering. Is he getting food even though I can't see it on the fans?

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    Probably getting bits of stuff the corys stir up...if he/she has settled into a certain spot and continues to filter feed, it may do just fine
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    Does anyone know how often I should target feed?

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