Got Bamboo Shrimp!

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0morrokh

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Female
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The Phantom
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Yes
Quarantine?
Always
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Prime, Flourish excel & comprehensive, dry ferts, API liquid tests
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
20 long
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Fish: Black Phantoms & Heterandria formosa, Plants: Dwarf Sag, Najas, Bacopa, Java fern & Java moss.
Temperature
77
pH
8.3
Lighting
2 x 20W fluoro daylight strips
Aquarium Filter Type
2 sponge filter
Aquarium #2 Size
10
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 Betta
Tank #2 Temperature
82
Tank #2 pH
8.3
Tank #2 Lighting
fluoro whatever
Tank #2 Filter Type
hob
Yesterday I was at Petsmart and saw they had Bamboos on clearance for $6. I nearly fell over cause I had seen Bamboos at my lfs going for $17 each, no joke. I have been wanting some for quite a while, and Petsmart only had 3 left.

Well, I am currently in the process of setting up another 20gal for Endlers Livebearers, and possibly Platys and/or some kind of tetras, as well as lots of shrimp. I had been hoping on getting some Bamboos for this new tank, but it seems I will not get the tank set up for a while due to needing more money and the filter I need being out of stock. So, afraid they would sell all the Bamboos before I could get the new tank up and running, I went out on impulse today and bought two.

I didn't want to put them in the q tank since I am medicating the Cories in there currently, and I didn't think the shrimp would like the chemicals in the water. So, I figured I could stick them in with either Fuego or Cas, where I could keep an eye on them until the new tank was set up (I didn't figure they'd be able to carry any fish diseases, so I didn't q them). Well really really BAD idea...Fuego took one look at the shrimp and said "LUNCH!!!" and started attacking him. So I moved them to Cas's side of the tank, same thing happened. Sooo, I ended up putting them in the 20gal with Dorado, who (thank goodness) seems to view them as just another pesky but tolerable tankmate. I don't know why I didn't put them in there in the first place, but I guess I was thinking that they were going to go in the new tank so it would be harder to catch them in the 20gal, which also has a bad algae problem so I can hardly see anything.

So, end of story, now I have 2 Bamboo shrimp swimming happily around my 20gal. One of them is just massive...he actually whacked Fuego right back when he got attacked and left a nice bruise on the poor guy (though I can't say he didn't deserve it The other guy is tiny and very skittish...no kidding that shrimp took one look at Cas, who was just swimming over to check him out, and began launching himself an inch out of the water. Never seen a shrimp jump before. Heh I should call them Bam (the big one) and Boo (the little one)...would suit them perfectly.

Ok I'll stop writing now. Nothing else to do right now, heck.
 

bbfeckawitts

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No, but have had all fish 1+yrs
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Prime, API liquid tests
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5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
35 Gal.
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Two 5"+ Silver Dollars, Tad & Chad--
Four Corydoras Catfish--
One Kuhli (Coolie) Loach, Stu--
One Ghost catfish, Steve--
One Hatchetfish--
Two Tetras--
Aquarium Start Date
A couple years ago
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
Always around 20ppm
Temperature
77-78
pH
7.6
Lighting
None-hood failed, but my fish don't like any light, going to get moonlights in month
Aquarium Filter Type
Tetra Internal
Aquarium #2 Size
29gal
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Platys, 2 corys, 1 suckerfish
Tank #2 Start Date
1 1/2yrs ago
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
High
Tank #2 Temperature
79
Tank #2 pH
7.2
Tank #2 Lighting
Regular-hood
Tank #2 Filter Type
H-O-B
Good luck with them, they are selling for $10.99 at our closest Petco. I had wanted them, but spending $10.99 for ONE shrimp was a little much, seeing as my Silver Dollars would probably eat them.
 

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Male
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Yes
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
29 Gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 BN Pleco
wow.....bamboo shrimps are cheap here. Petco and Walmart sell them for $4.
 
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