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Re: so why do shrimp fly around the tank?

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If you slowly drip in the new water, you won't see the behavior change. Your shrimp will act as if nothing happened.
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yes exactly like that sayurasem!
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like this?
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So the behavior of the shrimp in that video is because the water is bad?

I'm asking because I'm in the process of setting up a 10 gallon RCS tank.
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That looks like the "I'm in the mood" dance to me.
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Re: so why do shrimp fly around the tank?

Note that in that video, they are swimming. The only time they scuttle backwards, is when someone runs into them. Lol That was a video of goOOood movement.

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What kind of shrimp and are you matching TDS before adding in the new water?
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Well that video is after Mosura Eros is added.

If the water you are changing with is colder in temps or GH/TDS is lower they tend to get a little more active. Of course, my tibee tank gets crazy active just when I'm dipping water OUT of the tank...before I add fresh in. They just think me doing ANYTHING with their water means they're about to get fed. The CRS and PFR tanks don't really show a ton of activity after WC as I try to match params and temp as close as possible and pour the water slowly over my hand to keep from disturbing things too much.
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Quick question, off topic. What are those 3 balls on the left in the tank video?

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My shrimp will get more active if I do anything in the tank. They especially respond to food or the siphon but even if I just go in there and pull some moss out or move something around they react that way.
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my amano shrimp swims around all the time. I don't measure my TDS, because i don't have a meter, and i'm not trying to breed (only have 4 across 2 tanks) and, i guess they have always seemed to be fine. Both tanks stay around 77 degrees, have consistantly tested no ammonia, no nitrites and less than 20ppm nitrates (more often than not, no nitrates, but i've been dosing all the macros for the last few months) they swim around the tank from time to time. the smallest one, which is only around a half inch doesn't do it very much, but the two bigger ones in that tank (both are around 2+ inches) swim around all the time. once in a while they will even land on the filter outlet and ride the current across the tank. they seem to be snacking most of the time they stop here and munch, stop there and munch.
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