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10-30-2012, 06:28 PM #1
will bamboo shrimp mess with cories and ropefish
just got back from petco and fell in love with there large bamboo shrimp, I have the 75 comminity and will have 5 corys and 2 ropefish, just wondering if they will mess with them or if it is to many bottem dwelling fish.
10-30-2012, 07:44 PM #2Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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I have 4 amano shrimp (about the same size as bamboos) and they grab pellets & other stuff from my cories - my family calls them the "bullies" - everyone gets to eat something but that's the way they are - don't know if bamboo shrimp are more docile or not.
10-30-2012, 07:48 PM #3
thanks, yea that is what i was wondering, see the ropefish will be hard to feed unless food is right in front of them, so i was worring that the bamboos would take it from them
10-30-2012, 07:54 PM #4
bamboo shrimp are filter feeders. They sit with their front legs in the current and filter fine particles to eat. They won't go after pellets or whatever unless they're starving.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
10-30-2012, 08:12 PM #5
yea i saw that on a caresheet, so what drop a sinking pellet down beside the intake of the HOB.. i belevie the caresheet on this site said you could do sinking pellets
Last edited by Angelfish11788; 10-30-2012 at 08:14 PM.
10-30-2012, 08:44 PM #6
0Originally Posted by Angelfish11788
In a mature tank there may be enough suitable organisms that no extra feeding is required.
If not, While they may eat some crushed pellets or wafers . . . Having a daphnia culture, rotifers or powdered algae would be closer to optimal.
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