Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Could be hiding. My one shrimp tank with only some moss on dw, looks like it has about 15 shrimp in at any time. I feed, out comes another 150.
I was moving tanks around, and took down a 12" cube tank, not big, no places to hide. Drained the water to 2" to keep the bit of moss alive in it, put it aside in the dark for a week, filled with untreated tap water just to start it again soon, treated the water, turned on the light a few days later, say a CRS baby. Started looking, saw a few more. Pulled 17 babies that lives in 2" of water with no filter, in the dark for a week in a tank that I thought was empty.
Shrimp are sneaky and hide a lot. If you tank is planted, amanos can blend right in. lol.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
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