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    So, Hor'Douerve the Amano shrimp, after having his nightly snack ... decided to shimmy his way out of the tank at some point.

    I'm not sure how long, but I just noticed that I couldn't even see him in the cave.

    A quick look around, and I found him on the floor behind the aquarium.

    For all intents and purposes, he looked dead. But I went ahead adn got a bowl of water, added some Prime, and scooped him in.

    After around 60 seconds, I actually saw him wriggling a small bit.

    So I'm wondering, how long can these buggers survive out of water?

    I'm still not sure he's going to make it, but it got me curious.

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    I remember emptying a bag of ghost shrimp into a 55g, then later that day finding one in the bag with no water. Put it into the tank and it was up and running. So I think your guy has a shot at being alright. When startled they can jump all over the place. May want to put a top over that tank.

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    As long as they have some water internally, I think a lot of the common shrimp we keep can survive a day, maybe two in the right conditions. Some a lot less, some a bit more.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    Unfortunately, he didn't survive the night. Never bounced back once I had him in QT water.

    Did more extensive reading and it appears Amano shrimp, moreso than other shrimp, really really like to go carpet diving and tank-escaping.

    Will do more research on shrimp breeds, their likelihood / skill for escaping ... and try to figure out a way to reconcile a shrimp's desire to boot-scoot on the floor (thus needing a closed tank system) against my frogbit really wanting an open air system.

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    Could set up an airpump. Close the tank off, except for two small holes. Put airline tubing through one hole, and set it up with a valve on low. Gets regular fresh air in there, but doesn't let shrimp out.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    Oooo.

    I like that idea. A lot!

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    Thats the best, most shrimp will jump, as I think most of us have had the pleasue trying to get ghost shrimp out of water.

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    I wish my Wood Shrimp jumped. I've been trying to get my big female out of a hollow decoration for the past six hours.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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