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  1. Default Where are my cherry shrimp??


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    I seem to have a mystery in my tank (40g planted). Over the course of a couple of weeks I added first 7 cherry shrimp and then another 6. Two turned up dead in the first batch within 24 hours...so we're looking at a total of 11. I do have prefilter sponges on both of my filter intakes.

    I have a large hollow stump/log decoration in my tank and a small space/cave exists underneath it as a hidey spot.

    During the first week I would occasionally see 3 shrimp out and about at a time, usually in the hornwort which they love. Seemed active and fine.

    A few days after adding the second batch I did count 7 shrimp out and about at one time.

    A week ago I added neon tetras (fairly small ones) and some young platys. Since then the most shrimp I have seen out at one time is 2.

    This morning I found a molt and also a dead shrimp....but no live shrimp to be seen anywhere.

    I haven't disturbed the log because there are two danio fry living in there and I really don't want to freak them out. They venture out onto the surface of the log occasionally to graze but are very skittish (as they should be at that size!!).

    So by my count, with only the one recent dead shrimp, there should be 10 shrimp in my aquarium. But I'm seeing less all the time. I know they like to hide but it seems strange. I'm thinking maybe the addition of another dozen fish may have upset them?

    I really love the shrimp, they are fascinating little guys....but not sure what is happening with them in my tank. Would appreciate hearing from those of you with more shrimp experience. Thanks!
    Attitude is everything.

    40 gallon FW tank: Black sand substrate, lots of live plants,
    10 long-finned zebra danios, 11 neon tetras, 6 platys, 6 julli corys, cherry shrimp and 6 nerite snails.

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    How long has the tank been set up? RCs require a very stabile tank, the molt + dead fish may be a result of improper diet, but most likely the result of a fish catching the shrimp without it's protective shell.

    Check the log, the only fish that could be a problem are the platys

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    Hmm...I have platys in both of my tanks, and they pretty much leave my RCS alone, as far as I can tell

    I will tell you, there are days I may only see 1 or 2, and other days when they are all over the tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton View Post
    How long has the tank been set up? RCs require a very stabile tank, the molt + dead fish may be a result of improper diet, but most likely the result of a fish catching the shrimp without it's protective shell.
    It is a fairly newly cycled tank, probably a month ago now. And I haven't even been feeding the shrimp anything specifically for them....tried some veggie a couple times but they weren't interested....there was plenty of algae when I put them in, though now that has been cleaned up pretty nicely.

    As Slap mentioned, I haven't seen any of the fish including the platys really pay much attention to the shrimp at all. Even the danios who are into everything don't really seem to care about them.

    What is weird is that there are no bodies turning up per se. I guess this weekend when I do the water change I will check the log out and see what I can find. Thanks for the replies!
    Attitude is everything.

    40 gallon FW tank: Black sand substrate, lots of live plants,
    10 long-finned zebra danios, 11 neon tetras, 6 platys, 6 julli corys, cherry shrimp and 6 nerite snails.

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    I have disappearing shrimp too, but I'm 95% sure its because someone is eating them.
    Expensive fish food!

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    got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 
    So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie welcome back from vacation - showmebutterfly 
    Congrats on 10,000 brother! - KevinVA Have another for reaching 10,000 posts!! - steeler58 Here's to the next 10,000 posts. - Compass To the 10 grand man! Congrats. - Taurus 10,000 posts is worth a monetary donation - well almost :o) congrats - fishmommie 
    For wanting to try something new! - steeler58 Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 BEER!!! - Compass Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 
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    Well, if you guys need to replace any that were lost, Triton can fix you up...all you have to do is ask, he keeps and sells healthy shrimp
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    I started off with 5 a couple years ago and now their numbers are in the hundreds, Most of my fish leave them alone except for one female guppy, she will shred one now and then and the rest of the guppys rush in to finish off what is left. What surprises me are the numbers of ones I find in my filters, have two Aquaclear 110 both with prefilter sponges and they still get inside them, for some reason they love to hang out in the media storage section.
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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    would love to order shrimp from AC folks...but shipping to Canada seems to be problematic.

  9. #9

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    Now see if you were close I'd tell you to visit the falls and just wrap them up and take them back with you lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    would love to order shrimp from AC folks...but shipping to Canada seems to be problematic.
    The Shrimp Farm has a canadian site is you can't find them locally.

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