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Old 07-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Bamboo shrimp with blue cray fish?

I have a bamboo shrimp in my 10 gallon tank. In it i have a male betta with a pleco. Im planing on taking the betta and placing it in my 2 gallon tank to be able to put some small cichlids. Is the crayfish going to kill the bamboo shrimp or the cichlids?
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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what kind of pleco? what kind of crayfish?
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Short answer, yes.

What kind of Pleco? Plecos get way to big for a 10 gallon. Someone will chime in about the cichlids.
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Welcome to AA.

Yes.
A pleco doesn't belong in a 10G tank either.
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not all plecos will get that size. there are smaller plecos out there that stay smaller that you might be able to get away with. its why i asked.
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its a Suckermouth catfish its maybe like about 2 inches long not big at all & the electric blue crayfish
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I have an Electric Blue and I have it in it's own tank because it will eat your fish.

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not all plecos will get that size. there are smaller plecos out there that stay smaller that you might be able to get away with. its why i asked.
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its a Suckermouth catfish its maybe like about 2 inches long not big at all & the electric blue crayfish
Yup. In a 10G, a bristlenose is too much. Much less the famed Suckermouth cat.
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any advice on what to put on a 10g tank?

right now all i have is
1 male betta
1 ghost shrimp
1 bamboo shrimp
1 suckermouth
1 bamboo shrimp

but im getting tired of my betta killing my ghost shrimp so hes going on a 2g tank
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Yup. In a 10G, a bristlenose is too much. Much less the famed Suckermouth cat.
never said BN. LDA68 LDA 08 l260 l46 would fit in a 10 i know there is a couple others. didnt think it was the case but still worth asking.

thay crayfish you have will prob eat the fish more so the bigger it gets.
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I have read that the Electric Blue Lobster (crayfish) can get 11" long. One guy on here had one that was 8".
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I have a crayfish. She will eat anything else in her tank. Anything. Including plants. They are famous for it.
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Yes.
A pleco doesn't belong in a 10G tank either.
NH1, how many times have you had to upload that photo? lol.

Also yes. I had a crayfish for a LONG TIME and he ate everything in the tank.
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NH1, how many times have you had to upload that photo? lol.

Also yes. I had a crayfish for a LONG TIME and he ate everything in the tank.
It's been posted on this site and elsewhere a few hundred times. My hope is that the more google results which include it, the more people pause before they buy a cute lil "algae eater". . I blame the chain shops and go out of my way everytime I enter one to educate the employees and complain to management. I can be a bit OCD though. lol
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I dont know of any cichlid that I would put in a 10G tank. There may be some dwarfs that I dont know about, but I dont know of any off hand.
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I dont know of any cichlid that I would put in a 10G tank. There may be some dwarfs that I dont know about, but I dont know of any off hand.
That was my thought too, but I know that there are more fish out there then what I know about.
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I just googled Dwarf Cichlids and this is what I came up with. They still reach a max size of 3", which IMO is too big for a 10G considering the bioload. Others that are considered "dwarf" grow to 4". Not dwarf IMO. Said to also need very low ph water and hard to care for. Not ideal.

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A pair or trio of apistos can do fine in a properly filtered and maintained 10G, but it's a species only application. I've also seen dwarf pikes bred in 10G tanks, but I wouldn't try it personally. All in all, I agree that it's not usually appropriate and I would never recommend it to someone else.
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I have seen the bamboo shrimp at Petco. They seem really interesting. Do they need bamboo in the tank to survive? What do they eat? Are they compatible with a community tank? How big do they get? Do they have any other special requirements (hardness, PH, temp.)? I tried to get answere from the sales staff and I got different answers from differnt staff.
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they are filter feeders. Bamboo Shrimp .:. Atyopsis moluccensis .:. Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp Species Information Page this will help you
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