Bamboo Shrimp - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 03-27-2011, 05:31 PM
When wood shrimp are happy with their environment they will stay right in a strong current and filter water with their fans. It is not natural for them to pick up bits off the ground with their fans. I believe it is important to have plants with these shrimp you also NEED some place in the tank that has a strong current and some hard object that sticks into the current like a piece of wood.

.... I'm probably drunk.

This is how I lurk


Mikaila31 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 21 Old 03-27-2011, 06:29 PM
Member
 
GwenInNM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikaila31 View Post
When wood shrimp are happy with their environment they will stay right in a strong current and filter water with their fans. It is not natural for them to pick up bits off the ground with their fans. I believe it is important to have plants with these shrimp you also NEED some place in the tank that has a strong current and some hard object that sticks into the current like a piece of wood.

I know all this now. I did move that piece of driftwood a bit when I cleaned and then saw my poor Bamboo shrimp holding on for dear life to a leaf on the driftwood trying to get in the current. I was thinking of moving it, and the next day, he had "jumped" out. I felt so sad about it, and now will wait till I have the correct set up in my tank I'm in process of upgrading.

Poor little guy. I see them at the petstore picking food from the subtrate, and when they do that it can indicate they are starving and not getting enough food.

Gwen

Just because animals can't talk, does not mean they should not be heard
GwenInNM is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Well it is on a hold to get some shrimpers since I have a outbreak of ich in my 55 gallon.


Cassandra90 is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 02:04 PM
Member
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
ohhhh that sucks!!

If you think I am too abrasive there is a little triangle icon in the bottom left of your screen to "report post".
InvertPlanet is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
I know. I never had to treat my tank for this. So it is all new to me and hopefully I can treat it. I already lost one fish. My giant danio who was 3 years old.


Cassandra90 is offline  
post #16 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 02:30 PM
Member
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
I know I wouldn't chance it, and I have no experience with Ich but I understand inverts are not effected by FW Ich, only the treatments.

I'd have to ask around.

If you think I am too abrasive there is a little triangle icon in the bottom left of your screen to "report post".
InvertPlanet is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
I do not have any shrimp, snails etc. in this tank. I'll be asking around for help since it is kinda scary.


Cassandra90 is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Member
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
ohhh than it is get the temp up to the 80s and 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallons. Treatment should take about 10 days.

If you think I am too abrasive there is a little triangle icon in the bottom left of your screen to "report post".
InvertPlanet is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cassandra90's Avatar
 
Thanks. I was actually going to go out a buy a new heater tonight since mine wont get the water warmer than 75, and I have been adding salt and water changes, but I was going to get some medicine too, just gotta make sure it is ok with salt since i know there is one that start with the m. which you cant mix with salt.


Cassandra90 is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 04-12-2011, 03:29 PM
Member
 
InvertPlanet's Avatar
 
Malachite Green / Blue?

If you think I am too abrasive there is a little triangle icon in the bottom left of your screen to "report post".
InvertPlanet is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome