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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone keep some of these lil guys? I saw some at the petstore, and Im finding them hard to resist!


Since my betta has passed on, I now have a empty 5 1/2 gallon. The water perimeters are great and I really dont want to drain it, so Im considering some new little creatures to put in it.


Would I be able to put 2 or 3 bamboo shrimp in there? Ive been doing some research on them, but the one thing I cant find is how big of a tank they need.
If I did get them, I plan on getting some live plants (including bamboo of course), a heater, and putting some filters on it because they like a strong, constant current. I have some fish food and algae pellets from when I had my plecos that I would grind up and feed them.


Would that work, or are there other shrimp species that would do better in my tank? There are no other fish or anything that would be in there. ^^
And If all else fails, I can go back to bettas too. C:



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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2009, 06:44 PM
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On wiki it says that aquariums under 10gallons don't usually have enough food, and most sites ive seen say feeding other foods like your suggestions, could work, but is not idea, since they filter feed, it would be hard to determine how much to feed, and any excess would muck up the water quality, which is already fairly hard to keep stable in a small tank. From What i understand, they are better suited to community tanks, where you can focus on feeding the fish and they just kinda take the leftover out of the water. I could be wrong tho. Ive never had any shrimp yet, but ive been looking into them for awhile now. Maybe you could keep some Ghost shrimp?



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I think for your tank ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp would be a better choice.





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Thanks for the info. C:
Ive had ghost shrimp before, and I wasnt as much into them... Ill keep an open mind to them, but I would rather have something a bit more, umm, interesting LOL
Cherry shrimp? Ill go look those up right now ^^



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I will have to look up these guys!
I currently have Amano/Yamato shrimp.They are cute and fun to watch.I keep them in my community tank though.





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the temp should not ever drop below 76F, good circulation and filtration is a must, since they are filter feeders, and a minimum tank should be 10gal, and should be well established in terms of how long it has be running


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Acually guys, I have my heart set on ADF now
I know that they would do great in my tank, and I wasnt so sure about the shrimp.



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