View Full Version : Shrimp acclimation

11-09-2007, 07:36 PM
I got about 45 RCS today and I was wondering if I should acclimate them any certain way? If not, I was just going to temp. acclimate them and then water acclimate them for an hour or so with the cup of water method every 10 minutes or whatever.

11-09-2007, 08:27 PM
To be honest, I don't know shrimp acclimation protocol...but I can tell you what I did and all my shrimp were fine. I poured them into a tall cup and added a 1/4c of tank water every 15 minutes until the original volume was quadrupled. Then I poured it out over a net and dropped my shrimp in my tank (into the moss where they promptly hid and I didn't see them for days).

11-09-2007, 08:55 PM
I usually use the drip method. Glad they made it ok

11-09-2007, 09:53 PM
I would acclimate shrimp just like I do all of my fish--30 minute bag float, then 1/4 cup of water every 15-20 minutes or so for an hour. Done!

11-10-2007, 12:16 PM
With Red Cherry Shrimp the above methods all work fine, if you ever get Crystal Reds though.... make sure everything is perfect before moving them. I am talking a really slow drip....

11-14-2007, 08:00 PM
I didn't know you had to acclimate shrimps :confused: I bought 5 red cherry shrimp yesterday and dropped them in my tank. All five are eating away at the algae on my plants today so I hope they will make it okay.