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Old 08-04-2014, 03:14 AM   #1
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shy bamboo shrimp?

I recently picked up a bamboo shrimp, he's rather big, maybe 2ish inches long however as of about 7 hours after adding him to my tank I've barely seen him use his fans at all and instead seems to be content with just wandering around in the moss. If he's fanned at all, I haven't seen it.

At what time should I get concerned for the health of this shrimp?

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Is there sufficient flow? When there isn't, they tend to stop fanning.


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how sufficient is sufficient? Should my plants be moving around a lot?
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Well, they like to cling on to something secure (mine clung to driftwood right in the main flow of the filter return.

I don't have specific flow rates or anything like that, but I believe the stronger the better for them.


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Okay he's started to filter, I suppose all is well.
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Also you need to have something in the water to filter out. I would always feed a good amount a few hours before I would do a good sized pwc. I used Hikari First Bites, fish fry food, there is also some newly available foods from Kens fish called Golden pearls, and the very fine size sounds like it would be great for them too. Crushed freed dried foods would work as wekk as crushed flakes, though I rarely use flakes as I feel they are big ammonia causers

You could also use Hikari Crab or Shrimp Cuisine crushed. I think setting up a good DW to perch on near the intake would be a great idea. Mine always love the out flow best cause the flow was strongest but that was the cleaner water.
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