Moss in Shrimp Tank

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Mark Webb, 7 Jul 2009.

  1. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    Just about to replant a 60cm for Shrimp. Most seem to use Moss in Shrimp tanks. Is it advisable to use it?
     
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Definately. Shrimp love moss :) In my opinion it's because tastey morsels get trapped in the fine plant mass. Shrimp love to spend hours grazing accross a chunk of moss!
     
  3. Mark Webb

    Mark Webb Member

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    Ok, so I should consider it, Is it essential? :D
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Not really :) Just lots of cover so they have sheltered places to hide from fish etc. When they shed their shells they are vulnerable, and need to hide for a day or so while their new shell hardens :)
     
  5. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Just have a look at my shrimp tank journal ;) second tank in my sig ;)
     

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