Introducing cherry shimp to my main tank

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by fishkeeper, 21 Aug 2009.

  1. fishkeeper

    fishkeeper Member

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    Hi

    In my 40l I have a lot of cherry shimp, and some ideally need to be removed so that I can stock with some fish. I need to put them in my main tank, but they are quite small.

    In my main tank their predators may be my 2 angelfish and my albino rainbow shark, though these dont seem to be at all agressive.

    Im not sure that I have a lof of plant cover for them, so should I add some?

    thanks
     
  2. rawr

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    I think Angelfish would be okay with large shrimp, don't know about the shark though. Maybe add a few and see how they go?
     
  3. fishkeeper

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    I think it would be best to add a few- maybe 10? Of the ones that have a bit of colour- tranparent ones lol

    And Ill see how it goes. I have quite a densly planted area, and my anubias which they are always on in their current tank. The shark always hides also.
     
  4. JamesM

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    If its heavily planted, you might be ok... I was hesitant with cherries in my main tank... started with ten, I now have about 50, and I never see any babies like I do in the shrimp tank, so they're managing to hide somewhere :)
     
  5. fishkeeper

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    Does anyone know how to make a good shrimp trap please?

    thanks
     
  6. rawr

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    There's a good video on YouTube somewhere, but can't be bothered to search for it.

    I'm not sure if this works - heard good and bad things about it.

    - Cut the top quarter of a plastic pop bottle off and stick it back into the bottle but upside down like a funnel (if that makes sense).
    - Take the lid off.
    - Fill the bottle with treats for the shrimp.
    - The shrimp can get inside but find it really hard to get back out again.
     
  7. JamesM

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  8. fishkeeper

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    well I caught about 15 over the night, added them today and now are nowhere to be seen :(

    I just hope that they have not been eaten as all my fish are a lot more active since adding them :thumbdown:
     
  9. rawr

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    Keep your eyes peeled ;) I've read about people seeing shrimp that they thought were dead months after adding them.
     
  10. Egmel

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    I found that the bottle necks were too big in my original DIY ones and I caught fish as well as shrimp. All of the fish I caught then passed on, I wont be using that method again, next time I'll be making sure the entry holes are only big enough for the shrimp.
     

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