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05-04-2011, 01:24 PM
Are cherry shrimp escape artists, like the larger shrimp?

05-04-2011, 01:46 PM
I've never seen any of mine climb or jump out of the water, personally.

05-04-2011, 01:52 PM
I had a moment of panic last night. I realized I am getting shrimp today and I have a gaping hole at the back of my tank (in shrimp terms, lol)! I lost my bamboo shrimp that way. I found him dried out under my desk. Very sad. I didn't want to make the same mistake again. I figured they were like ghost shrimp (which never escaped), but I haven't had them before, so thought I'd ask.

05-04-2011, 02:07 PM
they're pretty strong jumpers, so I guess I could see one accidentally jumping out of an open tank to evade a fish, but in my experience they don't deliberately go exploring. The way my tank is set up, each week a couple hundred shrimp end up sitting on a sponge about two inches below the uncovered tank top, and I don't believe I've lost any that way.

05-04-2011, 05:08 PM
My Cherry Shrimp tank is planted with an open top and I have never seen one outside of the tank.

05-04-2011, 05:34 PM
I would leave my tank open, if it weren't for my cat :(

I have a thin LED light that could be shielded from the water by a single strip of glass or acrylic.

Maybe in 20 years or so, lol.

Lady Hobbs
05-04-2011, 09:00 PM
Never had any of mine jump out.

05-04-2011, 09:37 PM
I've not had amano, cherry, blood or cleaner shrimp climb out of any of my tanks, all have run open top too?!?

I'd be looking at water quality if one did tbh

05-05-2011, 12:32 AM
My RCS climb to the surface occassionally but never leave the water. If my daughters cat didn't use the tank canopy as a walk way to the window I would leave it open. Glad to see you found some locally Abbeys_Mom and thanks you.:22: