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Bamboo shrimp - NEED HELP #1
Hello Fishkeepers,

I have recently added 3 bamboo shrimp to a recently established tropical aquarium, the aquarium has completed its cycle and all water parameters are appropriate (parameters posted below). They were fairly active in the first day. However, the next couple of days until now, they have collected at the top of the heater and have not moved since. If anyone could offer some advice that would be great as i would have for them to perish.

Kind regards,


Tank details:
- 80L
- 60cm x 30cm x 45cm
- Contains 4 different live plants, 4 moss balls, plenty of driftwood, decorations for hiding, etc.
- contains a heater, stoned oxygenator and stingray 15 filter

Water parameters:
- NO3 = safe
- NO2 = safe
- GH = 8od
- pH = 8
-Cl2 = 0

Fish species in aquarium:
- 1 Corydora catfish (~5 years old)
- 1 Other nocturnal catfish species (Not identified but harmless)
- 4 Green barbs
- 2 Guppies
- 4 Mollys
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  • Posted on: 30/10/2018 10:20
Re: Bamboo shrimp - NEED HELP #2
I'm afraid I don't know much about these but they do sit where there's a flow of current towards them to filter food out of the water (you should add powdered food in the flow directed at them).

Also, what are your actual test results, and have you tested for ammonia?