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Old 01-31-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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If you have a tank with other fish and you feed these fish with leftovers fall to the tank floor, is that enough of food for the ghost shrimps?

Is it true that they like to hide and come out mostly after dark?
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:11 PM
 
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They will hide but also you will see them swimming back and forth in tank. If you buy some algae pellets or bottom feeder pellets they will attack them in drones.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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Do they survive on flakes and other leftover sinking food alone or do they HAVE to be fed special bottom feeder pellets?
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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they usually need additional food (sinking pellets), and many end up as food or the other fish...
they need a heavily planted tank with LOTS of hiding places.

pretty cool little critters though, I have a bunch in with my bettas as cleanup crew, they do well as long as they don't climb higher on the plants where the bettas can see em...stay down low in the grasses and low growing plants they thrive.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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What do you have planted to keep the shrimp safe? I have a thicket of vals carpeting half the tank and some anacharis as well, but my betta will still swim through there.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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ill have to grab my list lol, I have memory issues so I have everything written down, somethings I don't even know what it is, I know I have lots of java moss though, the shrimp seem love to hang out arund that stuff
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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What do you have planted to keep the shrimp safe? I have a thicket of vals carpeting half the tank and some anacharis as well, but my betta will still swim through there.
I have plastic plants and 1/3 of my tank is covered by large round rocks, creating holes and cracks for them to hide.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Plants and moss are good for them. I have several live ones as I add a few once a month or so as I use them for live feeders. I never feed anything additional for them but do put sinking food in. Its funny to watch them eat bloodworms.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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We have a few of them in our tank. We have a lot of fake plants,pots, and other decorations in the aquarium for them to hide. We don't feed anything extra for them. They come up and grab the food just like the other fish. We have gourami's(don't know if that is spelled right) and angel fish. I think ours are about a year old. Nobody has eaten anybody else.
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