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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Crystal Red Shrimp water temp?

I know the ideal water temp for the CRS are the low 70s, buy my tank won't go bellow 76-78. Should this effect them at all or no?
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they should be ok, some say they suffer from less coloring, but i have not see that to be the case.

mine are around that same temp during the day, and they are still breeding and acting just fine

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Yes, I think so... they're very sensitive to higher temperature and people report them dying after extended time in 78of. 76 would be pushing it... sorry Ideally, you want 70-73. But if you have low grades, they might be hardier.

My tank has reached 78 and my shrimp were fine. But it wasn't for long. I wouldn't keep them in 78of.
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i agree with senior, mine have hit 80F last saturday(if you keep up with the motocross world, it was the same day a professional motocrosser died because of over heating here in michigan), but it was around 100F outside. I always keep a block of frozen RO in the freezer just in case this happens, when it did, i added the block of ice to drop temps.
I've always been told that crs and tigers will slowly die off after 76F.
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They do slowly die in warmer temps. Occasionally they manage to breed before they kick the bucket, but it is bad for their health to be kept in warm temps. I wouldn't go any higher than 74 or so, but then again I keep all mine in my basement where it never gets warmer than that. Shrimp keepers in warmer climates report a lot of success with running a little desktop or clip-on fan over the water to promote heat loss through evaporation. Of course, that also means topping off the tank more often.
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Strange. I just checked all my tanks temps and my two shrimp tanks are very class to each other but my ten gallon is a steady 74 but my 20 gallon is at the 76-78 mark. I'm gonna switch them tomorrow to see if where theyre at makes a difference. The 10 is on the bottom of a other tanks stand close to the floor and the 20 is on a nightstand.
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One of my colonies has slowly died in my bedroom.
To conserve $$$ the central AC is kept at 78 degrees, I wish I could drop it down to 74 but I can't.
I suggest you move your shrimp tanks to the coldest areas of your house.
I was able to do that and my colonies live on.

Only my Sakura colony doesn't give a rats butt about the temperature.

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One of my colonies has slowly died in my bedroom.
To conserve $$$ the central AC is kept at 78 degrees, I wish I could drop it down to 74 but I can't.
I suggest you move your shrimp tanks to the coldest areas of your house.
I was able to do that and my colonies live on.

Only my Sakura colony doesn't give a rats butt about the temperature.

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After reading all of this I'm thinking about moving this tank into the basement atleast until the winter or something. Damn not I gotta figure a way to move it down two flights of stairs tomorrow.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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I agree with everyone. They will definitely not have a good time in hot water and will die from it. They just can't do it.
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So what would be the ideal temp for crs's? I keep mine at or between 70 to 74.
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I definitely agree that the basement is the best place for bee shrimp (and all my other shrimp, and fish, LOL).

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So what would be the ideal temp for crs's? I keep mine at or between 70 to 74.
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Ideally, I would say 68-73. That said, they don't mind temps even lower than that. I had a heater fail over the winter and my CRS got down to 60 for a day or so. Didn't lose a single one, not even a shrimplet. They actually seemed pretty darn happy in it.
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im not sure but i def think higher 70s is no good. i just had one of my three CRS SSS die off this morning... SO UPSET.

the temperatures around my area hit 90s for the first time i think in a while and raised my tank temperature to 80 - no one is home so i can't leave the AC on either

i suspected something when i saw that one had molted but he wouldn't come out of his cave! i threw some food in and he still stayed away...

this is a problem because i have a package of CRS coming tomorrow and my tank consistently goes up to 80 during the day i'm not home.

i was thinking of just using a small desktop fan which definitely helps but, i don't particularly like the idea of leaving the fan on the whole day when im not home - might be a fire risk or something...
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im not sure but i def think higher 70s is no good. i just had one of my three CRS SSS die off this morning... SO UPSET.

the temperatures around my area hit 90s for the first time i think in a while and raised my tank temperature to 80 - no one is home so i can't leave the AC on either

i suspected something when i saw that one had molted but he wouldn't come out of his cave! i threw some food in and he still stayed away...

this is a problem because i have a package of CRS coming tomorrow and my tank consistently goes up to 80 during the day i'm not home.

i was thinking of just using a small desktop fan which definitely helps but, i don't particularly like the idea of leaving the fan on the whole day when im not home - might be a fire risk or something...
A fans no more of a fire risk by falling into the water than lights falling in, or having your co2 tank explode. lol. I have a steel grate over the top of my tank on my hood and I took some computer fans, wired them to a 12v adapater with a switch and let them run. My tank gets upto 80c with out, down to 70c with, so I keep the heater set about 72c so it kicks in a bit here and there to keep it around 72c.
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Just moved my whole setup down in my basement. Hopefully it will cool down
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You could also float bottles of frozen water during the day to bring down the temp. That's what I do.
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