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 #5082  by QDanT
 12 May 2018 12:09
Observation
Passing the Pet shop, with tanks, yesterday I bought another six Amano Shrimp, aclimatised and put them in.
Before they had chance to scuttle of and hide ! the other six came out of hiding and joined them :grin3:
They all stayed out exploring the tank, feeding, playing in the bubbles :lol:
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They were all out, and stayed out, when I put the lights on this morning I think it's a 'safety in numbers' thing
'being part of a group makes you less likely to be harmed'
The Bamboo Shrimp was in it's place under the branch and when I spot fed it the Amano's were soon there
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 #5083  by opae ula related
 12 May 2018 15:51
QDanT wrote:Observation
Passing the Pet shop, with tanks, yesterday I bought another six Amano Shrimp, aclimatised and put them in.
Before they had chance to scuttle of and hide ! the other six came out of hiding and joined them :grin3:
They all stayed out exploring the tank, feeding, playing in the bubbles :lol:
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They were all out, and stayed out, when I put the lights on this morning I think it's a 'safety in numbers' thing
'being part of a group makes you less likely to be harmed'
The Bamboo Shrimp was in it's place under the branch and when I spot fed it the Amano's were soon there
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Interesting observation!! I think you are right.
 #5091  by QDanT
 17 May 2018 09:06
It might be a 300 ltr. + tank but x12 Amano Shrimp, x1 Bamboo Shrimp and x2 Zebra Nerite Snails are eating the Algae faster than it's growing, spot the Bamboo Shrimp :what: it lives here in the filter outflow
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I've put one of the small tanks on a sunny windowsill added some Baby Bio plant food and cut some glass to grow Algae on, with the idea being to cycle them one at a time into the big tank as an Algae food source :grin3:
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There's a piece of Ocean rock (Limestone) in as well, which I'll transfer to a glass sweet jar with SG 1.010 RO water when the Algae starts to grow, then hang it near the top of the Opae ula tank, as another resting/exploring place as it's a tall tank and they spend allot of time swimming about at the top. Work in progress :wink:
 #5098  by odin
 18 May 2018 19:14
Great photos! Yeah the Opea ula will go to the top to feed off algae you drop in and bio film on the surface, that's how i fed them and they reacted to the food in my tanks.
 #5130  by QDanT
 23 May 2018 17:40
Amano shrimp are fearless and funny :grin3:
once a week I do a 10% water change in the front room tank
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I start by turning the heater off then syphon into the backyard water butt, to use on the plants, there can be not a shrimp in sight but as soon as the hose goes in 'Playtime' and all 12 are out
I think the game is who can be sucked up the hose first :what: with the water lowered I have a clean up round the tank they swarm round my hand as I go to pick the glass feeding dish up and there's 6 in it,
tip them out, under water, and there all over my fingers.
I add x2 drops of API tap water conditioner to each glass wine demi john then keep them on the stairs for a week to gass off and come up to temperature
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then the next game starts as I pour each demi john in they're trying to swim up the water and into the jar, they think it's a great game, Mrs QDanT doesn't like the demi johns on the stairs
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I just 'shrug' and blame it on Odin
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when spot feeding the Bamboo shrimp they're all out for any bits it misses, if they get too near it kicks them with a back leg, another game
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 #5131  by odin
 23 May 2018 17:51
LOL i take full responsibility for angry spouses in this hobby :laugh:

Yeah shrimp definitely have some personality that's for sure and its cool yours are as tame as that too! Do you vacuum the substrate now and again? i suppose you don't really need to get that deep cleaning with the sparse feeding, when i had fish i has to constantly gravel vac the substrate.
 #5304  by QDanT
 22 Jun 2018 20:35
photo's today
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