Question Will shrimp work here?

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Your angel would absolutely love for you to add some tasty shrimp!

The shrimp might not care for the experience, though
 
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Lol, I kinda thought that would be the answer.

That's too bad.. I really can't add any more fish to the tank but I thought a shrimp would be interesting to have without adding much bioload:-[

Any other options out there that would accomplish that and still survive?
 
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He's just a little guy right now, around 2". He will grow eventually tho...
 

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Hmmm.... I think a bamboo shrimp might work here. Your tank should be mature enough IMO (they are filter feeders and don't do well in new tanks). The only thing you'd have to watch for is any aggression. Bamboos are bigger than ghost or cherry shrimp, but can't stand up to fish picking on them despite their size.

Anyway, they are beautiful and it's something to think about.
 
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Hmm... Maybe I'll give it a go. How much current do Bamboo Shrimp need? I know they filter feed. The filter return is enough to move some of the plants around but is that enough?
 
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Great. I'll try one and see how it goes. Maybe another later if all is well
 

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That's good. Remember that if the bamboo shrimp begins picking through the gravel for food, some emergency action will need to be taken. Probably using a turkey baster and finely ground fish flakes will be your best bet.
 

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Khory4611 said:
He's just a little guy right now, around 2". He will grow eventually tho...
If you add the shrimp now and give a couple of hiding places they should be just fine... I know someone who had a piranha with shrimp and they reproduced like crazy... that doesn't mean you won't have any snacks but the shrimp should reproduce enough (given enough plants and stuff to hide) so that they don't die off.
 

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