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post #11 of 23 Old 03-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Sounds cool!
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post #12 of 23 Old 03-14-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Thanks! I have to make everything intoa tank! lol

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post #13 of 23 Old 03-15-2009, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
ok, I caved. bought a $14 1g tank, put in some marbles and java moss with hornwort, henry is in their now, too. I'll add ghost shrimp in a few weeks. also a tiny flower pot. I decided i would be WAY easier! I guess I'm just lazy! lol

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post #14 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 03:39 AM
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Just so you know, Ghost Shrimp don't eat algae (much anyway) they prefer to eat what fish eat. That's good if you want a scavenger to clean extra fish food out of your tank. If you want a shrimp to keep your little tank clear of algae try a couple/few Amanos. Also, you might consider that Ghost Shrimp should be at a ratio of about 1 adult per gallon or they may get aggressive with one another. You might want to do a bit of research, but I don't think you'll have that problem with Amano Shrimp.

You also might consider one or two bamboo shrimp in your 10g. They're a bit on the expensive side as far as shrimp go. You would just want to make sure that they would be okay with the barbs though. I have 2 of them in my tank and they are awesome to watch. I call them "Dot" and "Dash".

So... what're you going to do with that 1.5g jar? If you're like me, it will need to have something living in it even though you got the little tank.
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post #15 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Actually, I know this sounds bad, but I feed ghist shrimp sinking shrimp pellets made of shrimp! lol. Bambo shrimp look soooo cool! how much about? Hmmm the jar.... idk.... help with ideas?

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post #16 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 06:33 PM
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i still think a group of mosses would look good or you could try a carnivoros aqatic plant....bladderwort it eats small creatures like dapnia via small bladders that trap and digest its prey its a fern like plant with lots of different species that gains most of its nutrition from its prey it also flowers
SpringBoard Magazine Carnivourous Plants - types of plants that eat insects.

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post #17 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
lol, tell the vegan to buy a plant that eats meat!

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post #18 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Are your plants vegan, too? lol What about your fish that eat meat, like bettas?
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post #19 of 23 Old 03-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Daisycutter, do these plants require live food or can they be fed frozen or freeze dried food?
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lol, tell the vegan to buy a plant that eats meat!
The daphnia don't have much meat. Maybe no one will notice. lol

Bamboo shrimp that I've seen (I live in Portland, Oregon) vary in pricing. I've seen as much as $12.99 at one lfs. I also just saw ones for $6.99 each at a Petco in Vancouver WA. I did find mine at a small fish store for I think $6.99 or $8.99. I brought them home and within an hour they turned from drab brown/gray to a brilliant orange and have stayed that way. I wasn't so impressed with the Petco shrimp, but I've noticed fish/shrimp/snails becoming brilliantly beautiful when they're in a good environment getting a wide variety of foods. So you never know.

My bamboo shrimp sit on one of my big plants right in the outflow of the filter. Since they're filter feeders, they do best in a well established tank because they need to catch very small particles of matter in their little feathery hands.

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