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Re: [APD] Bamboo shrimp requirements

>Hello, been trying to find info on bamboo shrimps but it's hard to find so 
>thought I'd ask here.   I'm always looking for the 'different' animal look 
>in my tank ;)
>First I have a 90 gal with a med fish load (lots tetras and small fish), 
>lots of plants, CO2 inj.
>- Eating requirements.  Do they need any supplementary food or could they 
>fend for themselves? How many would the tank support?

They've been desribed as filter feeders and they sort of are but they use their
"fans" to shovel food into their faces. Flake food is what I feed mine.

>- Colours?  I saw them at the store a while ago (unlabeled as new delivery) 
>but didn't get any as I wanted to research them first, these were a nice 
>deep brown colour.  But now the ones I see at the store are called African 
>Wood Shrimp and they are a dull yellow colour, not nearly as nice.  Was it 
>the Singapore one I saw before.

Coloraction is very varaiable, among species and even individuals. They
can be all different colors depesning on lighting, water and their mood.

>- Are they jumpers? Currently running without a glass top on my tank for 
>more light.

More like crawlers. Escape artists.

>- What's the usual cost.  Store has them at $19cdn which is the most I've 
>ever seen for any type of shrimp.  Don't know if that's standard or a 
>premium for a new 'exotic'

$19? And what part of Toronto are you in? They're $5 at the menagerie on

>- Any other special requirements, hiding places etc.  I have good water flow 
>which I guess they would need.

Caves. They need lots of good hiding places.


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