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Bamboo shrimp in a 75 gallon with Apistogramma Agassiszii and Aphyosemion australe killie fish


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Hi as stated in the title is this shrimp going to be really expensive snack for these fish or they would be fine in heavily planted tank. Because I remember back when I had blue steel killie fish, they would attack a recently molted Amano shrimp. These shrimp not cheap ten dollars just for one medium sized or 2Inch adult and I really don't want to spend that much cash just for it to become an easy meal with either Apistogramma Agassiszii or the  Aphyosemion australe killie fish. I already asked the seller, and they claim these shrimps are too big to become prey for either fish. 

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I don't have experience with those apistos, my not quite full sized kerri tetras will kill and eat a full sized cherry shrimp without issue.  So I would think apistos could eat them just fine.  That said, tanks has tons of hiding places.  They won't exterminate them, but they'll probably keep the population down.  As long as it's an established colony. 

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Really depends on the flow. Bamboo shrimp are gentle giants that spend 90% of their time sitting in one spot with the strongest flow, fans out. When it is time to molt, they hide and come out three days later. They are also social creatures. If you put a stick near the filter output where they could sit, and this stick would not be near either fish territory, it may perhaps work.  But you have to feed them well, if they are hungry, they forage anywhere, which might make them a target. For past two months i have had two bamboo shrimp with juvenile bolivian rams and all is ok. But i will have to come back once the b-rams pair up and form a territory. I have had bamboo shrimps for year and a half and i basically see them sitting in one spot, all the time 🙂 cute though.

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