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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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anyone keep bamboo shrimps?

I was wondering if anyone had a betta that are living with a bamboo shrimp peacefully.


I do have a bamboo shrimp and she's in my 20 gallon community tank with other fish (non-betta zone) I think she's a girl... maybe just my guts. lol. She bullies other ghost shrimps. If she catches the smell of food, she would swim and dive for it. Whatever she goes in her own way, the ghost shrimps stay away from her. It's like they would say "we ain't have problems with you" Wow. XD

I do not plan to put a bamboo shrimp with my betta.

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Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders if they are sifting through bottom they are starving 20 gallon might be too small.
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Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders if they are sifting through bottom they are starving 20 gallon might be too small.
Correct, they should have a perch near the filter flow and there should be some type of food put in there for her. Again sifting is not a good thing, they should usually just stay in their spot and indulge food.


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That is what I said.
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I've tried to keep bamboo shrimp twice, wasn't successful.

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Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders if they are sifting through bottom they are starving 20 gallon might be too small.

No. She is doing very well. She doesn't like the ghost shrimps going in her way.

she always stay in the same spot, which is her favorite driftwood. But sometimes will sift through just for food or to explore. I usually drop a tablet front of her and she'll get it and eat it for a while till she's full. The filter current are very strong and she gets the food (flake, wafers) all she needed. She sometimes eat zucchini and cucumbers. They were for my dwarf algae suckers.

I check my fish tank 24/7 to see if they get the food that they needed. (i'm a night "owl")

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sifting through the sand is a sign of starvation.
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sifting through the sand is a sign of starvation.
You already said .. twice.............

My bamboo shrimp is doing just fine and don't really move very much. Every time I feed my fish, the bamboo usually comes out to eat. It's kind of routine for her.. I also drop a tablet for her to eat...

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Forgive the somewhat off topic post. But I thought bamboo shrimp were filter feeders, in that they catch food in their "fans" and lick it or eat off the fans. I didn't think they nibbled on wafers like other shrimp.

I'm just a bit curious.
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Forgive the somewhat off topic post. But I thought bamboo shrimp were filter feeders, in that they catch food in their "fans" and lick it or eat off the fans. I didn't think they nibbled on wafers like other shrimp.

I'm just a bit curious.
My bamboo shrimp would pick up the bit of wafer and would try to get it closer to her mouth. She figured it out by herself and began to pick it up and eat wafer. They would adapt to it's new home and sometimes they figure , some times they don't.

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