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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 ...
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!
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
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.
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 :(