Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name


  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Shrimp seems frightened

    0 Not allowed!
    I was given a shrimp by my friend because he was getting rid of his tank. so unfortunately I donnot have the exact name but the shrimp is see through and has a orange brown tail.

    Well my tank is a corner tank and is fairly high so I dont know is that whats frekaing him out ( doesnt make sense !! ) !!!??
    My temp is at 76-68
    ph is normal 7.0
    the water isnt dirty this is a new tank which has been running fora month with plants and aswell has over 20 tetras which are doing great with angel fish.

    I saw it could be because of lack of oxygen but I have a wave maker pushing the air bubbles from my two hang-on back filters.

    Is it too much filtration, lighting i dont know.

    He simply stays at the top on the back of my wavemaker or my filtration tube.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Saskatchewan, Canada

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Season's Greetings! - Rue   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Anders247   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   


    1 Not allowed!
    You have to give him/her time to get used to their new home before they will feel safe enough to come out in the open a lot.

    I would give it a few days to a week and see what happens
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    They didn't have a Gudgeon. Have a Sea Cow - Compass   Have a cory for your future tank! - steeler58   Have another Cory! - steeler58   Thanks for the Rep :) - steeler58   everyone needs one of them - cm12setx   


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm assuming it's an Amano shrimp, it could be easily identifiable with pictures. Shrimp are usually very skittish when you first put them in because they are exploring around the tank looking for an area to stay. After a while it should act normal, like Cliff said.

    As long as it has an area to hide under and nothing to attack it, it should be perfectly fine. Amano shrimp can actually come to the surface of the tank during feeding, so that should be a sign it is an Amano.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Southeast Texas

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Thanks for the rep! - WhistlingBadger   Thank you for your friendship - Silbar   Happy Easter - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   


    0 Not allowed!
    If it is small enough to fit into the angel's mouth, it could be avoiding the angel.

    Angels love shrimp.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts