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Advice and tips for catching shrimp

Danielle324

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Hi everyone
Any advice or tips on catching and moving neo shrimp? I plan on moving all my shrimp out of my community tank and into their new shrimp only one. I’ve recently had a population explosion and I’m not sure how easy it’s going to be collecting all the babies. Would I need to acclimatise them to the new tank, even though the temperature, hardness etc is all the same?
Thanks
Danielle
 

Steve Buce

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If your params are equal, id put them straight in

stop feeding them directly, they will still get uneaten fish food etc and after a week or so ,feed at front of tank with bottom feeder tab or similar, youll need a lot of patience and it will take a few goes, especially for the babies
It would be a good time time to cull your shrimp, pick the best ones for your new tank
HTH
 

Karmicnull

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Use a plastic drink bottle with the top cut off and inverted as a trap - a bit like a shrimp-sized lobster pot. Bait it with a bit of blanched vegetable or fish food. You'll catch a few every day.
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Danielle324

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If your params are equal, id put them straight in

stop feeding them directly, they will still get uneaten fish food etc and after a week or so ,feed at front of tank with bottom feeder tab or similar, youll need a lot of patience and it will take a few goes, especially for the babies
It would be a good time time to cull your shrimp, pick the best ones for your new tank
HTH
Thanks Steve that’s really helpful. I have lots of wild babies so might leave those in the old tank, especially if they’re hard to catch!
 

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