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CassieLEO
11-12-2010, 11:13 AM
I have two aquaclear filters hanging on the back of my tank. I noticed that about 6 of my shrimp have decided to move into the bottom on the filter and every time I move them back in the tank, they get back under there. I cant cover where the water is falling out of the filter, and I assume thats how they are getting in. What else can I do?

gadget228
11-12-2010, 11:19 AM
If your finding them in the bottom of the filter, I would say that their getting sucked up the intake. A pre filter on the intake would keep them out.

Dave66
11-12-2010, 11:29 AM
If the particular shrimp continually return to the filter it means they want to be in there. I suspect the relatively calm area at the bottom of the filter is where they've decided to set up housekeeping (aka eating the biofilm there).

Dave