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post #1 of 15 Old 07-20-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bamboo shrimp question


I've had my Bamboo shrimp for months now, but I always stress that he/she isn't getting enough food. Is it really true that if they are picking off the bottom that means they are "starving"? I have a place for him to be near the water outflow, but he doesn't use it, and stays on a leaf and filter feeds there. I use a syringe to target near him food meant for baby shrimp (very tiny powder I put in syringe, from Japan) and he still picks off the bottom. I worry about him, but don't know what else to do. I noticed him just now picking through the sand. Ugh!

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-21-2011, 10:35 AM
mine does the same thing but it has been fine so I thing it's okay. It hang on the same amazon sword leaf

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-21-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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mine does the same thing but it has been fine so I thing it's okay. It hang on the same amazon sword leaf

Amazon sword is the same plant mine hangs on. He actually sits under the leaf and fans there.

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-21-2011, 01:15 PM
mine is ruining the leafs because he'll rap all his legs around the leaf and curl them, he doesn't fan but I see him walking around eating the sinking wafers every once in a while, I guess they know when to eat and where

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-21-2011, 03:47 PM
Mine is always fanning, never sifting and he doesn't touch any of the sinking wafers I feed the cherry shrimp. I rarely see him because he never moves from in front of the powerhead. Mine is in my filterless tank.

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-24-2011, 04:52 PM
geez bamboo community never knew this many peopls had them

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-29-2011, 12:31 AM
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A higher flow pump may change that. The LOVE high flow.. the more the merrier.

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post #8 of 15 Old 07-29-2011, 10:45 AM
I have a HOB

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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I have a HOB filter too, but some day I'm going to put in the canister filter I have. I recently put a log in that has holes, and I hoped he'd sit on top of that, as it's under the filter output, but no, he is now inside the log. I've given up worry about him, but it's frustrating.

I had another bamboo shrimp that fanned all the time, but he climbed out of the tank, and that was the end of him :(

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post #10 of 15 Old 07-30-2011, 10:21 AM
they've been known for that trait

38 gallon :
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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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