Shrimp Loves Filter Output?

jay3

I have a bamboo shrimp in my 15G. For the past month, he’s been sitting in the filter output. He can move when he wants to as well. He’s alive and seems perfectly healthy.
Has anyone else experienced this?
 

Christian7425

Ive personally haven't owned shrimp, getting some in a couple months, but I'm sure he's just catching leftover food from the output.
 

FlipFlopFishFlake

Bamboo are filter feeders. They are specifically adapted to feed off particles in the current. It is perfectly natural, in fact, it is more concerning if it would be eating off the substrate a lot. They prefer to have a lot of flow and need food in the water column so make sure that you are providing it with that. Cheers!
 

2211Nighthawk

Bamboo are filter feeders. They are specifically adapted to feed off particles in the current. It is perfectly natural, in fact, it is more concerning if it would be eating off the substrate a lot. They prefer to have a lot of flow and need food in the water column so make sure that you are providing it with that. Cheers!
So don’t stick them with a betta. (was thinking about getting one for said betta tank)
 

FlipFlopFishFlake

So don’t stick them with a betta. (was thinking about getting one for said betta tank)
Ya, the betta would be blown around like a leaf lol
 

2211Nighthawk

Ya, the betta would be blown around like a leaf lol
I just replaced my filter in the shrimp tank so that he wouldn’t get tossed around.
 

jay3

Bamboo are filter feeders. They are specifically adapted to feed off particles in the current. It is perfectly natural, in fact, it is more concerning if it would be eating off the substrate a lot. They prefer to have a lot of flow and need food in the water column so make sure that you are providing it with that. Cheers!

Thank you!
 

Claygill

I have 4 in a 75 gallon planted community tank. Most of the time they hang out in the flow from a wave maker on the bottom hanging on to pieces of driftwood. I feed them baby shrimp food with a syringe and hose and a variety of Repashy foods the same way along with occasionally disturbing some of the substrate which makes them fan like crazy.
 

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