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Old 12-20-2013, 11:55 PM   #41
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Tylo are Rabbit Snails !!!
Rabbit snails are awesome. I used to have one.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:03 AM   #42
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Wow, those rabbit snails and vampire shrimp are awesome!
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Tylo are Rabbit Snails !!!
That's right! Should have said that it's easier Lol

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Rabbit snails are awesome. I used to have one.
Yeah they're great to watch, cool snail's

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Wow, those rabbit snails and vampire shrimp are awesome!
Thank you! I spend a lot of time watching them

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Thank you! I spend a lot of time watching them

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So are those shrimp predators? Will they eat all the fish in my tank? I always wondered about the "lobsters" one sees in stores also ......
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So are those shrimp predators? Will they eat all the fish in my tank? I always wondered about the "lobsters" one sees in stores also ......
No they're very peaceful just make sure the fish don't harass them or you'll not see them.

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I did not see they were commonly called "vampire shrimp" so despite their name they are completely harmless and their smaller cousins are "fan shrimp or bamboo shrimp"
They are so cute !!!! They spread out those fans to catch food
My tank is too clean for them LOL O_o



Common Name: African Giant Filter Shrimp, Vampire Shrimp, African Fan Shrimp Scientific Name: Atya gabonensis Size: over 15cm Temperature: tropical species, best kept at 75F-84F Water Parameters: wide range, not important Food: Filters floating food items from the water, so should be provided with a current in the aquarium. Can pick up food from the ground if there is nothing to filter, although that situation should be avoided. Origin: West Africa and eastern tropical South America Larval Development Type: Normal: larvae go through several planktonic stages before metamorphosing into post-larvae (miniature shrimp) and assuming a benthic lifestyle. For this process they need brackish water to full strength saltwater. The African Filter Shrimp used to be very rare in the hobby, and still is to a certain degree. One still does not encounter these magnificient shrimp in local pet stores all too often.. Just like their asian cousins, they filter tiny food particles out of the water as their main food. As with all filter feeding shrimp, these shrimp are also entirely wild-caught. This will deplete their numbers in the long run, especially if this shrimp becomes more popular in the future. My exeperience with these animals is that they tend to be extremely shy for the most part. They seek out a hiding spot that is located in a water current and sit there day and night filtering water for food particles. This shrimp should be kept in community tanks with small, peaceful fish and/or shrimp and sufficient current. This is preferable to a species tank as its tank mates produce the detritus necessary for the microorganisms in the filter to thrive and reproduce. The microorganisms, in turn, are carried by the current to the filter shrimp and filtered out of the water as food. This way, the filter shrimp does not need to be specifically fed. Targeted feeding might actually deteriorate water parameters and harm the tank inhabitants, as it's very hard to gauge how much this shrimp actually needs to be fed. These shrimp should never be housed with fish that could hurt it, such as most cichlids, even if the fish is smaller than the shrimp or the same size. The African Filter Shrimp itself is totally harmless and is not even capable of hurting the smallest fry or other, smaller shrimp. Thus, it can be housed with all dwarf shrimp, regardless of size. Copyright Petshrimp.com
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I did not see they were commonly called "vampire shrimp" so despite their name they are completely harmless and their smaller cousins are "fan shrimp or bamboo shrimp"
They are so cute !!!! They spread out those fans to catch food
My tank is too clean for them LOL O_o



Common Name: African Giant Filter Shrimp, Vampire Shrimp, African Fan Shrimp Scientific Name: Atya gabonensis Size: over 15cm Temperature: tropical species, best kept at 75F-84F Water Parameters: wide range, not important Food: Filters floating food items from the water, so should be provided with a current in the aquarium. Can pick up food from the ground if there is nothing to filter, although that situation should be avoided. Origin: West Africa and eastern tropical South America Larval Development Type: Normal: larvae go through several planktonic stages before metamorphosing into post-larvae (miniature shrimp) and assuming a benthic lifestyle. For this process they need brackish water to full strength saltwater. The African Filter Shrimp used to be very rare in the hobby, and still is to a certain degree. One still does not encounter these magnificient shrimp in local pet stores all too often.. Just like their asian cousins, they filter tiny food particles out of the water as their main food. As with all filter feeding shrimp, these shrimp are also entirely wild-caught. This will deplete their numbers in the long run, especially if this shrimp becomes more popular in the future. My exeperience with these animals is that they tend to be extremely shy for the most part. They seek out a hiding spot that is located in a water current and sit there day and night filtering water for food particles. This shrimp should be kept in community tanks with small, peaceful fish and/or shrimp and sufficient current. This is preferable to a species tank as its tank mates produce the detritus necessary for the microorganisms in the filter to thrive and reproduce. The microorganisms, in turn, are carried by the current to the filter shrimp and filtered out of the water as food. This way, the filter shrimp does not need to be specifically fed. Targeted feeding might actually deteriorate water parameters and harm the tank inhabitants, as it's very hard to gauge how much this shrimp actually needs to be fed. These shrimp should never be housed with fish that could hurt it, such as most cichlids, even if the fish is smaller than the shrimp or the same size. The African Filter Shrimp itself is totally harmless and is not even capable of hurting the smallest fry or other, smaller shrimp. Thus, it can be housed with all dwarf shrimp, regardless of size. Copyright Petshrimp.com
That's good info! Since i gave mine their own tank they're out and about constantly, i target feed mine every two days and do 50 % clean every 5 days just to keep my parameters safe, my nitrates never go above 5. They even enjoy cucumber and spinach and they constantly poo Lol

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How much where the rabbit snails and shrimp, and how big do the snails get?
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