View Full Version : Shrimp okay with missed tank cleaning?

07-29-2010, 04:45 AM
I have a flower shrimp (aka bamboo shrimp) in my tank. The pet store I got it from says they are fairly hardy, though I know shrimp tend to be sensitve to water quality. I will be going away for two weeks. I usually clean the tank every week. I was wondering if the shrimp will be okay with one missed cleaning?

07-29-2010, 08:41 AM
Fan shrimp are not hardy at all.... Mine died when i went on holidays and somebody overfed my fish. It might be ok if you give the tank a good cleanig before you go.

07-29-2010, 11:21 PM
I would think they would be fine. I would do a nice waterchange with a gravel cleaning. But, don't clean the walls of the tank or anything. They will eat what is on the walls and decor.

07-30-2010, 02:13 AM
I have gone 1-2 months w/o cleaning my shrimp tanks. I find the less changes I do to the tank the better off they are. I wouldn't worry about a week at all.