November 3, 2011
Hey there fishy people,got some questions...In one of my tanks I have 3 bamboo fan shrimps.Love them,but I am a litlle sceptic on their life spand...ow long do they live????Two of my friends had them for about 6months and than the srimp has died.I have had them for about 3 months and at first when they were in the tabk with angel fish and columbian tetras they were hidding a lot,but now with small fish they are wreally active,fanning the watter,changing colours,growing...I ididn`t find information bout their life spand and if annyone has any information I would be werry greatfull....
June 13, 2011
July 12, 2009
I would expect at least 2 years and up to 5 years. I had mine for over 2 years before the male passed on, and I passed the female over to another hobbyist who had a group as I was treating the tank with some wormer that wasn't invertebrate safe.
What we don't know is how old they are when we get them, which makes it difficult to know pin an expected lifespan on them.
They do appreciate some serious flow and mature aquariums though, mine would spend most of their days perched only 2 inches from the outflow of a 2300lph pump /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
October 26, 2011
I have had some for about 4 years now. They live quite a long time, although, as mentioned, its difficult to gauge their age upon purchase.
Also, as mentioned, a mature tank is a must. They come from fast moving streams where there is TONS of free floating food . I think a lot of their problems in captivity come from an insufficient diet and lack of proper food as well as insufficient flow.
Be sure to supplement them (fine powdered foods or even microcrustaceans like cyclops or baby daphnia work great) adequately as they graze constantly.
November 3, 2011
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