Will shrimp work here? Question

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Khory4611, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Khory4611New MemberMember

  2. mathasWell Known MemberMember

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

    The shrimp might not care for the experience, though :p

  3. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Yup, the shrimp would be a very tasty snack. Yum yum.

  4. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    ROFL... agreed. Ghost shrimp make a tasty treat for angels, and cherries make a more expensive, but equally tasty, treat.

  5. Khory4611New MemberMember

    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?
  6. ppate1977Well Known MemberMember

  7. Khory4611New MemberMember

    He's just a little guy right now, around 2". He will grow eventually tho...
  8. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    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. :)
  9. Khory4611New MemberMember

    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?
  10. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Your filter return should be fine. Eheims rock. ;D
  11. Khory4611New MemberMember

    Great. I'll try one and see how it goes. Maybe another later if all is well
  12. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  13. ilikefishValued MemberMember

    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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