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10-28-2013 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by Idrankwhat View Post
I love those. We always get them in the shop big. How are their cleanup skills? I've always been tempted to try one but am reluctant due to their size.
They are filter feeders so they don't really do much for cleaning up.

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10-27-2013 11:19 PM
bikergal Petco had 4 in one of their tanks the last time I was in there. One was huge to say the least. I would say 3 to 3 1/2 inches long at minimum. If you are looking for one check your local Petco.
10-27-2013 09:24 PM
Idrankwhat I love those. We always get them in the shop big. How are their cleanup skills? I've always been tempted to try one but am reluctant due to their size.
10-27-2013 07:51 PM
waterfaller1 He was beautiful. Sorry you lost him.
Years ago I had a few but mine were more reddish with a white line down the center. I also had Green Lace, another favorite.
06-13-2013 06:25 PM
Aquatic Delight no it was a bamboo, promise
06-10-2013 07:17 PM
Betta132 That might be a viper shrimp... They're essentially really big bamboo shrimp with no stripes.
06-10-2013 06:11 AM
EngineChauffer Thanks for the answer! I think I might go to the LFS soon and order one if they don't have any. I haven't seen any there before so I guess I will have to put in a special order.
06-09-2013 03:18 PM
Aquatic Delight he did live for me over a year so i can't really complain, and whose to say that a smaller one isn't just as old?
06-09-2013 03:17 PM
Destroyer551 That's why I'd avoid the larger ones. They're probably at the end of their lifespan. From what I've read they only live a couple years.
06-09-2013 03:07 PM
Aquatic Delight never once fed them. as long has you decaying plant matter in the tank they will be just fine. just make sure you have strong flow, and a way for them to access it, a perch of some sort. if you don't they won't be happy. i did feed cyclops to the tank a couple times. (i was feeding my scalet badis and figured i would throw a little in 29g tank too) they seemed indifferent.
06-09-2013 03:00 PM
EngineChauffer Sorry to hear he passed. I am thinking of getting one of these. Did you have to feed him or did he survive off of your tank?
06-09-2013 02:23 PM
Aquatic Delight sad to say that this guy past away a few days ago :-(
04-06-2012 12:51 AM
Aquatic Delight
Originally Posted by QuoVadis View Post
I LOVE these guys!! They are gentle giants! So cool! And yes, they are huge.
Be careful with your tank lid though. My beloved bamboo shrimp decided to expore outside his home, much to my sadness when I discovered his dried up body ten feet from the tank. I have't been able to find them at the store since then. So keep you tank VERY well covered.
thats how i lost my first two :-(

Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
A dollar bill is 6 inches...are you sure it's half of a dollar bill? That's huge haha.
yes he is. i've got a few more pictures i'll put on here that i think show size a little better
04-06-2012 12:27 AM
epiphany My flower shrimp has done the same a few times, always really cool when it happens. S/he is currently about 2.5". Doesn't usually do much but still interesting to watch nonetheless.
04-06-2012 12:11 AM
Originally Posted by Aquatic Delight View Post
i am very serious about three inches!

the leaf on the right is from a hygrophila kompakt, and the corner of moss is a japanese floating moss ball (Chladophora Aegagropila). and the root may be from my crypt lutea,

he was just labeled bamboo shrimp, but i have never seen anything like him. he does not have the strip down the center of the back all of the of the other ones i have seen.
A dollar bill is 6 inches...are you sure it's half of a dollar bill? That's huge haha.
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