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I've been thinking about rearranging and taking out
things for my tank to make it look more natural. Do
fire reds "need need" hiding spots? I'll have 2
bushy java moss "bushes" on a rock to cover room in the
front corners. That's practically all the hiding places they
will have in the future scape. Just wondering, are cats
interested in shrimp? My sis is taking care of my cousin's
cat while she is on vacation.
If they do need many hiding spots, I'll have flat rocks
stacked in each other to make a 3 inch high "cave".
I don't like the look of coconut, but if I had moss completly
covering it, would it look natural? Sorry for so many
questions. :eek:
 

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cats as in land cats or cat fish? if its a land cat i wouldn't put it past a cat to try to grab a swimming shrimp. if its a cat fish a lot will eat shrimp

as for hiding spaces i do not think they need it but i would think it would make them feel safer and the females would like to hide when they have eggs. get some cholla wood shrimp like that stuff
 

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Ok I see, well that's good. I was
wondering if the cat ate my shrimp
cause I didn't see any of them for
2 days. This morning I saw all of
them. :)
 

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Not at all unusual for my adult females to hide out for several days at a time, if I get worried I just grab a flashlight and check the various caves for 'em or drop a favorite food in to lure them out. Usually they're heavily berried, or just dropped and are getting ready to molt again. While I'm sure they don't *need* hiding places to survive, it'd be bizarre to me not to provide 'em. These little guys are--however we manipulate their genes and environment--instinctually still at the bottom of the food chain. Hiding is a natural behavior.
 
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