Out Of Curiosity...

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Kysarkel000, May 26, 2018.

  1. Kysarkel000

    Kysarkel000Well Known MemberMember

    What's the largest crustacean one could keep in a tank without it praying upon small fish (~ guppy sized)? And what would it's minimum tank size requirement be?
     
  2. ChaseAce

    ChaseAceValued MemberMember

    Shrimp are the only ones I can think of for freshwater. Crawfish and small freshwater crabs would eat any fish they could catch.
     
  3. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    You could try a Vampire Shrimp, they are big and won't prey on the fish :)
     




  4. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Dwarf Mexican Crayfish. It leaves even the Ember Tetras and shrimp alone.
     




  5. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Bamboo shrimp get pretty big, and are peaceful. You'd just have to make sure they're getting enough particles in the water column to feed on, because they use their fans to filter feed.
     
  6. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    That is the down side to having the filtration I have for my photography, I can not keep them :(
     
  7. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    I forgot about the Vampire and Bamboo shrimp (same thing?). They do get huge, relatively speaking. They kind of creep me out, though. My LFS has them quite often. If they’re not feeding in the water column, they’re picking at the sponge filters.
     
  8. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    A shame, you'd probably take great pictures of them and their fans! What filtration do you have for photography?
     
  9. ASHLEY R COOK

    ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    Look up fresh water pom pom crabs
     
  10. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I run a combination of canisters and HOB 0ver 10x the water column. As an example the 37 guppy aquarium has over 700 GPH in filtration. Except for the 150 it only has 1,420 GPH in filtration.

    The water is so clear the poor things would starve.

    I service the filters weekly on rotation. HOB one week canisters the next.

    I have a very old shot of a pair I had many years ago. Not a great shot. I was still using under gravel filters at that time so the water was not crystal.
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  11. tjanderWell Known MemberMember

    Over filtration is not a problem, you just need to crush the food finely and get it into the stream of water that the bamboo is looking for. The other option is to turn your filters off while you feed the bamboo.
     
  12. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Something to consider.
     




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