Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-23-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Ghost shrimp

I was thinking about getting some ghost shrimp to help clean up uneaten food. With a mixture of frozen brine shrimp, shrimp pellets, and flakes during feeding it gets kinda messy. I try to clean up as much as I can but was wondering if ghost shrimp would help at all, plus they look kinda cool and are very cheap. Or If they will, will my tiger barbs just try to kill them or would they be ok? Any information would be great
__________________

__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flossie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by HairlessPotter
I was thinking about getting some ghost shrimp to help clean up uneaten food. With a mixture of frozen brine shrimp, shrimp pellets, and flakes during feeding it gets kinda messy. I try to clean up as much as I can but was wondering if ghost shrimp would help at all, plus they look kinda cool and are very cheap. Or If they will, will my tiger barbs just try to kill them or would they be ok? Any information would be great
I just got shrimp for the first time! I LOVE THEM!!! they almost immediately run to fallen food and "take care of it" I don't know if the barbs will bother them... Im not sure.... but ghost shrimp are awesome so hopefully it'll work out for u
__________________

__________________
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water
Flossie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:46 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Thanks for the help!
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:52 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flossie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by HairlessPotter
Thanks for the help!
Yw hopefully someone has experience with mixing the two and has a more complete answer for u ... I have mine with a betta. He chases them a bit but I think it's working out pretty well
__________________
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water
Flossie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:55 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flossie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,906
I just read a few things online and it looks like it may not be a good idea... I'll fold and let someone more experienced chime in... Good luck
__________________
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water
Flossie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 05:55 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Ya after lookin it up I doubt it would be a good idea. Nevermind on that then e
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 06:44 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
Sounds to me like you are feeding too much. Extra food just leads to problems, a gravel vacuum will clean up the mess.
__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 03:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
I've been feeding a lot less now. But sometimes the fish just make a mess with the shrimp pellets when I put them in for the bichir
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
id be more worried about the bichir gettin them that the barbs
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Ya the bichir is kinda just slow and lazy though. Even if he did start eating them he would just be slowly picking them off one at a time. Before I had the barbs I had a couple ghost shrimp for like 2 days meant to feed the bichir but he couldn't catch any
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:24 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
And about the gravel vacuum, what's a good one to use? I have a siphon thing from walmart but the suction is so weak it won't even pick anything up off the gravel
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Aquatic_Adam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,948
Bichirs are nocturnal. No matter how quick a fish is...when it's asleep, it's eaten. You bichir probably isn't big enough to eat them yet. I personally love bichirs. Great fish. But be warned, when he grows, he will eat your fish when they sleep.
__________________
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
Aquatic_Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2011, 05:03 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Oh makes sense. I knew they were nocturnal but never thought about them eating fish while sleeping. Well he's big enough to eat them, a good 5 inches
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 05:41 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Aquatic_Adam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,948
Haha good! I don't know if I'd chance it but then again. I always encourage people to keep bichirs. Haha love them.
__________________
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
Aquatic_Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #15
mjk
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
recently set up a 54 l tank and let it run for a week before i added 2 cherry barbs and 2 gold barbs, have been testing for ammonia for 3 days now using nutrafin test kit , colour keeps coming up yellow , on the chart this means 0 ammonia, when should i start to see it rise ? ph is 6.8.
__________________
mjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjk View Post
recently set up a 54 l tank and let it run for a week before i added 2 cherry barbs and 2 gold barbs, have been testing for ammonia for 3 days now using nutrafin test kit , colour keeps coming up yellow , on the chart this means 0 ammonia, when should i start to see it rise ? ph is 6.8.
you should have a mod move this to its own thread
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 38
Just try it out all fishes aren't the same try have there own personality ghost shrimp are really cheap so buy two or three and just test it out!
__________________
Durango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
I think my bichir might have eaten one of my ottos last night..
__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Utah, USA
Posts: 537
Or its really good at hiding
__________________

__________________
40 Breeder Build
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-251860-3.html
HairlessPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ghost, ghost shrimp, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my new ghost shrimp o.jonathan.o Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 20 07-23-2011 11:00 AM
ghost shrimp cloudy tmdavies Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 07-06-2011 04:47 PM
ghost shrimp tmdavies Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-06-2011 10:14 AM
Ghost shrimp aquabeast Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 06-29-2011 10:30 AM
Can Ghost Shrimp Carry ICH? robby Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 06-26-2011 07:10 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.