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GwenInNM 08-12-2011 08:25 PM

Angelicus loaches and Bamboo Shrimp?
 
So on the "aqua-advisor" site, it says that Angelicus loaches may "eat bamboo shrimp", because I listed that I have those together. I've never seen any evidence of this, and I'm wondering should I be thinking of this? My loaches are not full grown, they are only about 2 inches. Is this something that would happen when they are older? Anyone have experience with these fish/inverts together?

Gwen

bigehugedome 08-13-2011 09:15 AM

I have 5 zebra loaches and a bamboo shrimp. I added the shrimp when the loaches were full grown. For the first day or so the loaches followed the shrimp everywhere. Even to the upper and mid levels. I thought it was going to be an issue but eventually they left him alone. The did take a small bite out of his "tail" but that was about it. They now share the tank with no issues.

That's not to say it will be the same for you. Your loaches may try to eat the bamboo shrimp, even though it is a bigger shrimp. The constant bothering and nipping may be to stressful. If you decide to try then observe the tank carefully for a few days
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GwenInNM 08-13-2011 09:32 AM

That's not to say it will be the same for you. Your loaches may try to eat the Bamboo Shrimp, even though it is a bigger shrimp. The constant bothering and nipping may be to stressful. If you decide to try then observe the tank carefully for a few days
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Thanks for your feedback. They've already been together for months now, and I don't see them bother him. So, I guess it's going to be fine.

Gwen


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