Vampire Shrimp In A Community Tank?

Discussion in 'Bamboo Shrimp' started by oOturquoiseOo, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. oOturquoiseOo

    oOturquoiseOo Well Known Member Member

    The tank is cycled but not stocked yet.

    66 gallons
    Fluval 406 filter
    Artificial plants at the moment
    Fine Nat Geo substrate
    Driftwood
    Garnet schist

    Plan is:

    6 congo tetra
    15 blue tetra (or cardinals if I can't get blue)
    12 albino cories
    1 small pleco

    Will a vampire shrimp work?
     
  2. andychrissytank

    andychrissytank Valued Member Member

    if you keep all twelve cories fed enough then they won't compete with the vampire shrimps for bottom food
    wafers will be good for both of them incase the cories make a mess of it so the vampires can filter feed
    but the vampires will need live plants because they can filter detritus and won't have to worry about the cory competition
     
  3. OP
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    oOturquoiseOo

    oOturquoiseOo Well Known Member Member

    Thank you :)

    I'm planning to do live plants. Just need to get some. :) That's the hard with all of this (and why my tank is not yet stocked) I live in rural Newfoundland and I am still looking for someone to ship to me.

    I found a place but shipping will be $60 :'( I have so make it worth while and get a bunch at once :(
     
  4. the guy

    the guy Valued Member Member

    Vampire shrimp do great in community tanks! Just don't expect to see them for a month or so if you have solid hiding places. I often have to look in every nook and cranny for mine. When he does have a spot and begins to filter feed, you can practice target feeding by dropping food right into the stream he's standing in
     
  5. OP
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    oOturquoiseOo

    oOturquoiseOo Well Known Member Member

    Thank you! He will probably be the last addition to the tank but I like to plan. Haha!

    I currently only have 2 caves made but I plan to make a few more hiding places.
     
  6. the guy

    the guy Valued Member Member

    Just make sure those hiding places are very secure for when he molts
     
  7. OP
    OP
    oOturquoiseOo

    oOturquoiseOo Well Known Member Member

    Good thinking! Thanks :)

    Any suggestion for silicon to stick the rocks together to keep the caves from coming apart?
     
  8. the guy

    the guy Valued Member Member

    Unfortunately I don't use rocks right now so I couldn't tell you
     
  9. OP
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    oOturquoiseOo

    oOturquoiseOo Well Known Member Member

    Darn! Haha!
     




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