08-16-2013, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Reece
I'd like some shrimp :) A few questions though:
What sorts of food do I need to get for them?
This may sound stupid, but will they be strong enough to swim away from my filters intake? The actual filter is at the top of my tank but it's intake is at the bottom, connected through a long tube. They won't be small enough to fit through, but if they get too close the pull might be too much? I imagine I'm heavily underestimating their strength but it's food for thought :)
How many should I get?
Shrimp would be your best option for bottom feeders they eat dead plant matter, uneaten food, and algae. Very cool to watch them doing their thing. I have BN pleco's in both big tanks but I never see them, like ever.