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Thread: Amano Shrimp Climbing Out?
12-18-2013, 10:21 PM #1
Amano Shrimp Climbing Out?
I picked up some amano shrimp from the LFS tonight. I've been wanting to try them in my big tank for ages but they were out of stock last time. This time they had loads so I picked up 12. When drip acclimating them a few of them were determined to climb out of the bucket! Thankfully they only made it a few inches before plopping back into the water.
I wonder why? It was only three or four of them doing this. I wondered if the water acclimation was upsetting them (very slow drip acclimation over the course of an hour). The water parameters are 0, 0, <10. pH is 7.0. Water is moderately hard. I'm pretty sure this water is ok for amanos so I don't think it's that.
I've since Googled it and there are quite a few reports of amanos just climbing out of tanks and drying up on the floor I hope mine stay in the tank! (apart from that they look fantastic) Have a bought kamakaze shrimp?
12-18-2013, 10:38 PM #2
12-18-2013, 11:17 PM #3
12-18-2013, 11:30 PM #4
maybe they are having the same problem as the your tetras that I remember when you got them a while ago and put them in the orange bucket, they all tried jumping out.
an acclimation bucket should really be dark as possible and covered from above to lessen the stress on whatever is in it.
Oh well, they seem to be doing well in their new home.
12-18-2013, 11:32 PM #5
Yeah - I've learnt from that experience and the bucket was covered with a towel (both over the top and around the outside to make it as dark as possible. I only peeked in to check them and they were climbing.
I'll be checking the floorboards tomorrow for "crunchies" (something I read on another forum!)
12-18-2013, 11:53 PM #6
12-19-2013, 12:02 AM #7
It's not open topped. It has lid flaps (pretty classic on Juwel tanks) which fit snuggly all around, except for the back corners to allow for pipework and wires. They could get out if they really wanted to. I'll monitor them and see how they get on.
12-19-2013, 01:14 AM #8
For my dual 29 gals, in the corner where the intake and outflow tubes will be, I am going to use large rubber washers from the plumbing dept at Ace Hardware. I will enlarge the circle in the center of the washer and fit it around each tube, having the washer rest on the top of the glass top, covering the opening where the tubes are. I think this will work (I hope this will work).
12-19-2013, 01:30 AM #9Member Angelfish
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I have amanos in three tanks and have never had them try to climb out. The tanks have tops but there are gaps in the back. I might find them on a prefilter munching on goodies that collect there but that's as far as they've gone.
12-19-2013, 02:46 PM #10
Mine have never left the waterline.
They are quite hardy though - I thought I'd lost one during a tank transfer and found it a couple minutes later on the carpet where it had fallen out. Thought it was dead but then it twitched so I chucked it in the tank and it was absolutely fine and has been fine ever since lol