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Bubba Shrimp 02-12-2013 12:14 AM

Bumble Bee Catfish eat amano shrimp?
I'm thinking of getting a Bumble Bee Catfish but don't know if it will eat my Amano shrimp...??

Monster Fish 02-12-2013 12:18 AM

The asian or south american species?

Bubba Shrimp 02-12-2013 01:09 AM

south american

Ceri-rust 02-12-2013 02:45 PM

Ys they will eat fairly large tetras tbh I would avoid even in a large tank

Jeffww 02-13-2013 06:22 PM

Any catfish bigger than an inch will tear right into any shrimp. Save for cories...but even those can't be trusted all the time.

QuoVadis 02-14-2013 05:54 PM

Yes, he will eat them eventually. I had one that ate platies, so they can eat even bigger fish. Plus they hide constantly, so you will never see him except occasionally at feeding time. but I guess the cool thing is every time you see him you'll notice he grew. I ended up putting mine in an unheated tank with severum (? if I recall correctly, or maybe NA sunfish) and pardise fish, and he did great in there. It was always a surprise when I'd see him every couple weeks because I would forget we was in there!

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