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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 09:51 PM
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I looked at the ones in Petco and they had no pincers. I stayed away because it seems like they eat by filtering small particles out of the water. My tank has been going for about 2 months so its fairly new.
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Hm, how odd. I wonder if my LFS store has something incorrectly labeled as bamboo shrimp. I'll have to check on that tomorrow.

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I would love to have shrimps in my tanks but they are blacklisted here so we cant get them at all!
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All shrimp? Even the ones falling under the "ornamental" category? Why is that?
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I've had snakes since I was 18. I am 39 now. Even though all they do is eat and poop, I enjoy them alot. Just until recently I had about 18 snakes. I am down to 5 now.


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We have very strict laws about fish and so forth to prevent any diseases and even over population of various animals and plants. We have been trying for the last 100 years or so just to get rid of a plant that was brought over here by the Europeans. Its taken over so badly that there are lots of areas where the natural plants have died because of it.

Remember in south africa we almost have more nature reserves and wildlife parks than anything else. In Cape Town where I live we have a indigineous plant life that can only be found here. Fynbos is what its generally called, and its stunningly amazing. So we all work hard to protect all our plant life and animal life. Where I live im about 2 blocks away from a nature reserve.
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Bamboo shrimp need alot of water circulation do do well as they are particle feeders. Bettas on the other hand dont like strong currents. Just my 2 cents.
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How do shrimp clean algae on the sides of a tank? Just wondering, cause I've considered getting shrimp instead of snails.

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How do shrimp clean algae on the sides of a tank? Just wondering, cause I've considered getting shrimp instead of snails.
They're actually pretty good at keeping the sides clean. They generally won't do much to the pre-algae slime buildup, but will scurry along the glass and scrape algae off once there's enough built up on it. Not as effective as snails in that respect, but you get the added benefit of plant, substrate and general surface cleaning with these guys.
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So snails will get the glass better but you run the risk of them damaging plants? Am I understanding the comparison correctly? Also is it easier to keep smaller shrimps with a betta alive if say you have a good amount of dwarf tears and java moss growing?
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