View Full Version : cocktail shrimp fun

03-13-2009, 01:56 AM
Just put a cocktail shrimp on a clip in our freshwater tank.

It was really neat to watch all the fish tear it apart, especially because our tank is so diverse, and all the fish have a pecking order so to speak.

One of the convicts and the ghost knife were the ones that finally ended up tearing it in half.

anyone else do this??

03-13-2009, 03:22 AM
I use raw shrimps and my fish goes crazy...puffers, bichirs, and SA/CA cichlids, and especially the clown loaches.


03-13-2009, 05:37 AM
will have to try with raw shrimp.
my husband is a shrimp maniac so we usually have raw prawns but cocktail shrimp were on sale this time!

yeah, our cichlids loooooved it!

Do you put it on a clip as well?

03-15-2009, 05:40 AM
no...just chopped them up and drop it in the tank. I used to have some smaller puffers (c. irrubesco) and there were 6 of them. I tied the shrimp to a piece of styro and fishing line and let it float around while the puffers give chase.