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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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vampire shrimp

so i got one of these guys last week and almost imediately after being introduced he found a hole in my driftwood and tucked himself in there, ive only seen him a couple times peeking his front out of the hole fanning away.

will he eventually come out and walk around? or has he claimed this new spot as his home?

what sucks is the hole in the driftwood is angled in a way when he scoots inside you cant see him, only when he decides to peek out you can see him lol

any vamp shrimp owners wanna chime in?

i also have cherrys, and amano's that seem to not mind their new tank mate.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 PM
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I'd be interested too. Maybe they are named Vampire shrimp for a reason? lol
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 08:14 PM
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I've never heard about these kinds of shrimp. Sounds very interesting.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 09:20 PM
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They tend to be very shy at first. Might be a few weeks before he/she comes out more to explore around the tank. It's still getting settled in IMO, and as long as its eating I wouldn't worry too much

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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i think they are one of the larger community friendly freshwater inverts

..and yeah he sits there fanning away so i guess thats a good sign
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