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post #1 of 10 Old 12-26-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question Sad shrimp.. really shy :(

Well.. 2 weeks ago, i got a bamboo shrimp for my 50 gallon aquarium! when i add it in the tank, it was happy filtering the water with its fans... but the next day, it melted and by the time it hide behind the filter it hasnt gone out. I mean that it remains hidden for 2 weeks, but it is still alive! what can i do to make it happier? thanks!
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-26-2011, 10:33 AM
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Well.. 2 weeks ago, i got a bamboo shrimp for my 50 gallon aquarium! when i add it in the tank, it was happy filtering the water with its fans... but the next day, it melted and by the time it hide behind the filter it hasnt gone out. I mean that it remains hidden for 2 weeks, but it is still alive! what can i do to make it happier? thanks!
I don't have experience with bamboo shrimp, but do you know why they melted off? Are your water params okay/safe? &Since they are filter feedings and it lost it's fans, do you know if it is eating?:P
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-27-2011, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have experience with bamboo shrimp, but do you know why they melted off? Are your water params okay/safe? &Since they are filter feedings and it lost it's fans, do you know if it is eating?:P
its fans are still there... when they melt they dont lose their fans i think :P .. i dont know what it is doing behind the filter :( ... but it is still alive!
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-27-2011, 11:43 AM
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OOOO, do you mean MOLT?:P haha and what are you water parameters? Most likely it's some kink in the balance of the aquarium that's making him more shy.
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-28-2011, 12:23 PM
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he is hanging by the filter because that is where most of the food gets filtered in. Almost 30% of the food you place in the aquarium is sucked up by the filter.

Just re position the filter outflow with the feeding spots.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-29-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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the PH kinda acidic but not so much.. yes i mean molt :P! i think that something strange is happening with him.. i put powdered food, and there are no dangerous fishes (except my bgkf, but this is so shy, that do not hurt guppies) :P... i dont know what is going on :(
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-30-2011, 09:17 AM
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any chance of a picture of the tank?

I think it is just the positioning of the filter and some decorations.

When you add the powdered food do you add it to the out flow of the filter or just to the tank water?

BTW... what kind of filter?

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-30-2011, 09:53 AM
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It sounds like your doing things right. I have a Bamboo shrimp too, and have had it for many, many months. I have a place for him to sit, in front of the output hose to filter feed but he never does. Drove me crazy for a long time, as I do see him feed off the bottom, which is supposedly bad. However, he looks good, (nice color, good weight), and is still around, so I've let it be. If yours did filter fed at one point, he may go back. Perhaps he is not be hungry?? They do say that they are best placed in a tank that is at least one year old. How old is your tank? If you do see him filter feeding again, do place a small pinch of the powder into the current. For the longest time, I was using a syringe to feed mine when I saw him fanning on a leaf. Don't see him doing that much even. He may come out at night and I don't see it. Perhaps yours is doing that? Considering these poor guys are wild caught, they may just be very shy and cautious. I'm thinking about getting another, and hoping another will show him where he's suppose to sit.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-30-2011, 12:23 PM
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that is what they should be doing most of the time.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-30-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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i will do my best, thanks for info guys :)
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