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    How do I go about making my filter intake safe for the baby cherry shrimp? The filter is a Fluval 2+ here is link so you can see what it looks like - http://www.aquaticbiotope.co.uk/Prod...l%20Filter.jpg What do I cover it with and what can i attach it with?

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    tolley i know it sounds girlie but how about tights,its small meshing that will cover the side holes/slits, or try something similar with meshing that all the shrimp poop can get through
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    Haha 'Mum I need some tights' LOL I will try get hold of some. What would you tie it on with?

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    as there tights you should be able to just tie them or if youve got any fishing line
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    Ah ok I have fishing line thank Angel!

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    i'd get a hunk of filter sponge and put it over the intake. Then it would act as a pre filter, and gunk will get caught in it and the shrimps forage on it. I hear that shrimps love to dine on gooky filter sponges

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    I've used both, the shrimp love to feed on the sponge
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    A large piece of sponge as suggested would work great. Plus it makes a good source of food for the shrimp to scavenge off of. At any given time there is a handful of them on the sponge. Whenever you do a water change, just take the sponge off and give it a few squeezes in a bucket with tank water, then put it back on.

    Oh another looking at the pic of your filter, go with tights like they said. Unless you can find a nice block of sponge that will fit. Cut the hole smaller in it, so it fits snugly over the filter.

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    Just another opinion in favor of the sponge prefilter.
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    in the case of your filter, you could also get some filter floss and wrap it around the whole filter, and affix using zip-ties, fishing line, or a rubber band or two. It would accomplish the same thing as a sponge would and might be easier to deal with being as that you have an internal filter.

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