Nothing you mentioned should raise any issues with the shrimp. The only time I suspected a fish was eating my shrimp was when they all disppeared after I introduced a Leporacanthicus galaxias (vampire/galaxy pleco) to the tank. Some of the other Loricariids I hear have a potent appetite for crustaceans.
I just went to feed my cories a small bit of sinking pellet and as soon as it hit the substrate, one of my amanos picked it up and toted it off! So I pulled out my tweezers, go to drop another bit, and another cheeky bugger steals it right out of the tongs! Hope they get stomach aches.
hahahaha!!! That's why I feed my shrimps SHRIMP PELLETS. i feel good that my shrimps have something to eat.
Blackhole! I jsut bought 2 Full sized german blue rams today and I was petrified when I put them in my tank because I had forgotten about my amanos. However, i watched them and they didn't give a single diddlysquat about the amanos. So u're good to go with the blue rams
Wardley shrimp pellets are the best food ever. Note I didn't say "fish" food. We catch common SW shrimp here and they will flail their arms at anything in the tank to get a pellet.
My cat does not eat cat treats but he insisted on investigating the pellet can when I was feeding the fish (I guess from the smell). He now runs to the tank everytime I open the can, and waits for his treat. My 3 dogs saw this and now they patiently wait for their treats. Now every time I feed the fish I have an entourage to consider.
LOL thats funny! Where did you pick up these shrimp pellets Steve? I didnt see any at petsmart.
Im not sure how many amanos I have left. Started with six and I have seen two empty shells in the tank since then. I dont know if they are dying or if something is eating them right out of their shell!
The empty shells are probably the result of them molting. Wow Steve...my shrimp pellets are Wardley's too! It shows a picture of a cory cat outside and I bought this in petsmart long time ago when it was on clearance. Which probably means why petsmart doesn't carry them anymore. I may be wrong though.
They molt? that might explain it because it seems the shells are split open and the shrimp is gone. They were pretty small when I got them and very hard to locate in the tank. So far all I can account for is the two I saw the other day.