- Dec 2, 2018
So are bamboo shrimp
Thanks, I might actually opt for the amano shrimp instead since they're relatively larger than the ghost shrimp. Much appreciated!If the ghost shrimp don’t work out then try amano shrimp, they get bigger. If they dont end up working out then you could get bamboo shrimp if you prepare the tank for them.
Thanks, that suggestion makes sense. Based on what you've told me, I might opt for a combination of ghost and amano shrimp.Are you also wishing for them to breed as well? If so then the bamboo shrimp and amano shrimp won’t be able to breed since they require brackish water for the fry to develop.
If you really want to give the shrimp a head start then you could introduce the shrimp first and let them get settled in then introduce the blue gourami.
Yep, it would be great if I could have a self-sustaining population of shrimp that can be used to provide occassional feeders. I was initially planing to use a marble cray for that purpose but decided against it after reading the responses here. On a somewhat related note, has anyone tried keeping Mexican dwarf crays in a community tank? They're supposedly more peaceful than larger crayfish but I'd rather verify that claim with those who've actually kept them before. Again, thanks.Glad I could help
Also noob, ghost shrimp are cheap enough that it won’t be a great loss. If he ends up letting the shrimp get settled in and breeding before the boue gourami then I’d say there’s a pretty good chance of the ghost shrimp keeping a stable population.
Thanks for replying. Would providing multiple tank ornaments which they can hide in, improve their chances of surivival?I have kept them before. Granted it was only once and it ended with them dying quickly I still kept them. They are a really peaceful species and if not given a safe place to molt then any other fish can attack and kill them with ease.