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Author Topic: Acclimating shrimp  (Read 5273 times)
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« on: September 22, 2010, 11:48:59 AM »

Is it different acclimating shrimp than fish? We're expecting our delivery either today or tomorrow and I would hate to lose $55 worth of shrimp.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 01:20:54 PM »

I have never done it any differently.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 02:43:34 PM »

Thanks. They just arrived and are very, very pale, some are dead, but I'll acclimate what's there and see how they do.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 05:35:32 PM »

They may have just molted in transit. Had that happen a couple of times.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 10:09:27 PM »

Well, only one DOA but one is missing. The seller is working it out with me. He said in his tank they produce like 300 babies a MONTH and it's a 10 gallon tank, so hopefully they'll reproduce soon to make up for it.  love

They seem to be adjusting to their new home very well! They're all very active and I spent at least twenty minutes just staring at the tank. I had to put sponges in the filter intakes though since some of them almost got sucked up!
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 12:51:04 AM »

No they didn't. They were eating. LOL Try to avoid doing anything with your filter for 3 or four weeks, as long as the sponge is off the intake, you will have a fry nursury in there. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 07:24:44 PM »

Nursery in the filter? i thought they would die if they got sucked in....
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 12:46:47 AM »

Only if they get squished by the impellor. Else all is good.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 10:35:45 PM »

Is it normal to hardly ever see them? I'll see three or four of the red crystals daily but I didn't see any of the red cherry today. The decorations are slightly raised from the gravel, allowing small critters to sneak beneath, so it's possible they're all just hiding out (and hopefully molting), but do they normally hide out all the time? When I first put them in they were all over the tank and very entertaining.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 12:20:41 AM »

As you get live plants in there you will see more.
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 06:00:30 AM »

Depending on how the tank is decorated, the shrimps are pretty good at hiding. It is normal to not see them. But if u drop an algea wafer or shrimp pellet, they will all converge on it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 08:08:39 PM »

How do you tell if something is a dead shrimp or a molt? There's what looks like a dead shrimp upside-down in one of my plants but the eyes are red not black. Also looks like a piece of a shrimp sitting on the bottom of the tank - that one I'm pretty sure was a molt.
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 05:30:20 AM »

Feel it. And if you still can't be sure, smell it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 12:12:41 PM »

in my experience the best way to get the litle fellows out of hiding is to include broad leaved plants, they love to clim all over them, dark substrate also helps to pick out their  red colour against the dark base.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 02:57:30 PM »

Thank you both. I'll check it when i get home.

I have fake broad-leaved plants but if you see my post in Aquatic Plants, I have horrible luck with plants. i did get some java fern to put in but I haven't gotten them in the tank yet. I might pick up some new anubias nana as well - my previous bunch got eaten alive by beard algae.
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2010, 02:34:32 PM »

No they didn't. They were eating. LOL Try to avoid doing anything with your filter for 3 or four weeks, as long as the sponge is off the intake, you will have a fry nursury in there. LOL

Not trying to hijack here, but how do you then get the shrimp out of the filter when you are ready to add the sponge?  Can you just dump the filter out into the tank?  Or will there always be shrimp in the filter?  I like the idea of having a protected "nursery" to build the population up before putting them into the tank.  I have Rams and think they'd eat a portion of the shrimp.  But of the population is large enough the hope is that they'd reproduce quickly enough to maintain the population.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2010, 06:07:04 PM »

I use a turkey baster and suck up as many as I can. If a few stay all is good.
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