Will RCS climb out of the tank?

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by Kasye, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Kasye Valued Member Member

    I was thinking of putting bamboo in my tank, but I was wondering what were the chances of me having my red cherry shrimp (or for that matter, my amano as well), actually climb out of the tank via the bamboo? Granted, in theory, they could also do that with the heater or filter, but I'm still concerned about this.

    Though, I might just try to find bamboo that just barely has the leaves out of the water anyway, haha.

  2. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi Kasye
    My amano shrimp climbed out of my tank.....without bamboo. I found it dried up later... :(
    If you use bamboo, make sure part of it is out of the water.
  3. ThatGuppyGuy Valued Member Member

    Never seen one of my RCS ever try and get out of the water. They won't even climb on top of floating plants, always staying in the water.
  4. Kasye Valued Member Member

    Oh no! I've always been afraid of that with mine, but I've never seen him go further than climbing into the filter! I guess theoretically, if they wanted to do it, they'd do it no matter what.
  5. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, they would. It might have been stressed out by the betta, so that's probably why it climbed out...
  6. Kasye Valued Member Member

    Soooo what we're saying, is I should go for the bamboo ;)