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Old 01-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Bamboo Shrimp Care

Recently purchased 2 bamboo shrimp for my 36 gallon, both are still hiding away after 3 days. Will they acclimate and come out more often? Also any specific needs to suit these fellas?

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Old 01-16-2015, 01:28 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to put a structure up near the outflow of your filter so that they can sit in the flow. So a piece of wood or decor or sturdy tall plants.


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Perfect I already have river rock and driftwood set there. Thanks for the info!

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If you see them picking at the substrate then they are starving.


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haven't seen them picking at the sand. but they have just been hiding on the underside of a piece of drift wood still.
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Do they have their fans out? They really aren't that active. Of the fans are out that means they are eating and it is all good. Mine will sit for days without moving just fanning/eating


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Mine hid for a few days before picking his favorite feeding perch. Be careful as mine was also an escape artist who took walkabouts around the kitchen floor on more than one occasion

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If you find them picking at the sand you can also try target feeding them. I target my vampire shrimp just to make sure they get enough to eat.

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