Thread: Bamboo shrimp
07-13-2012, 08:14 PM #1
I have 15 tiger bars and 10 zebra tetra's 2 bristlenose pleco's one molly and one guppy in a 60 gallon tank. Anyone know if i could put a bamboo shrimp in my tank? I am afraid the barbs will mess with him. I put ghost shrimp in the tank sometimes for the barbs to play with but thats not even close to the same thing. Anyone know anything about these really kool looking shrimp?
07-14-2012, 06:20 AM #2
It's an Asian filterfeeder. Needs a mature tank, flow and some shelter.
07-14-2012, 11:39 AM #3
yes i know but im afraid of my tiger barbs hurting it. what do you think?
07-14-2012, 01:26 PM #4
Rather likely. Especially since you've given them other shrimp "to play with"
07-17-2012, 01:45 PM #5
yes ghost shrimp are alot different they are like 40 cents at pet store and very tiny bamboo shrimp are alot bigger
07-17-2012, 01:54 PM #6
The only bamboo shrimp I've seen are rather large & different coloring than ghosts - at least a few inches (3-4") long each. I doubt the barbs would go near one. I added 4 amano shrimp to my tank and my fish totally leave them alone.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