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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well how do I move them all

I just found out that I'm going to need to move. The question is how the heck can I catch all these tiny babies to move them all? There are tons that are too small to even see in the camera
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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They are nom noming on Jakes Calcuim sticks
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Could I maybe put one of jakes stir in a bottle and wait for them all to crawl in
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Here's some instructions on building a shrimp trap out of a plastic bottle: http://www.planetinverts.com/DIY_Shrimp_Trap.html

Just make sure you supervise it and don't leave it in too long! You can always move the shrimp to a bucket or something and throw the trap back in for more.
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You can try catching as many as you can with the trap and then leave the tank with shallow water. Not sure how big your tank is and water sure is heavy.

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i would just net all you can. traps tend to lead to dead shrimp pretty fast. belive me its not fun to catch shrimp i have then in several planted tank and i will have to do the same thing soon myself
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Honestly, if its a short move, then you could drain some water and leave them in there. If the tank is small enough of course. Moving from Boston to the Northshore of mass, I just drained my 5.5 down to an inch of water and kept my shrimp in there. They lived
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I took everything out of my tank and netted them out of the tank shortly after feeding.
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Honestly, if its a short move, then you could drain some water and leave them in there. If the tank is small enough of course. Moving from Boston to the Northshore of mass, I just drained my 5.5 down to an inch of water and kept my shrimp in there. They lived


Wish I could since I am not moving far at all and love my tanks the way they are but they are 20 gal with sand and that sand holds water so even leaving an inch of water, with water logged sand, the tanks are not really movable.

I am actually thinking now about going to buy another tank ....setting that one up in the new place, keeping my filters so its insta cycled and moving the shrimp as I can catch them... Then putting these tanks that I have in storage till I am ready to set them up again. but I hate the thought of leaving babies behind to die
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Wish I could since I am not moving far at all and love my tanks the way they are but they are 20 gal with sand and that sand holds water so even leaving an inch of water, with water logged sand, the tanks are not really movable.

I am actually thinking now about going to buy another tank ....setting that one up in the new place, keeping my filters so its insta cycled and moving the shrimp as I can catch them... Then putting these tanks that I have in storage till I am ready to set them up again. but I hate the thought of leaving babies behind to die
I did it with a 20 gal, wasn't too bad of a move. Just need someone to help lift.
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u may try the sipohn method, get a half full bucket and siphon the smaller ones out, this saves the babies and is quick

the big ones will swim away frm the siphon. they can be netted
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i would just net all you can. traps tend to lead to dead shrimp pretty fast. belive me its not fun to catch shrimp i have then in several planted tank and i will have to do the same thing soon myself
+1 this is very true

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After you empty the tank of all plants and decorations, net as much as you can out. Then check the tank every day for the next week. You'll find more. It usually take 3-5 netting session to get all shrimps out especially if there are newborns.

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thanks guys..taking all the suggestions into consideration to see what the best method will be for me.

hopefully I can set up one tank and move them slowly to that tank before I have to move and tear down the 2 here. what a PITA.
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I have a ten gallon and I just drained it halfway to move it from my dorm room to my apartment. Much easier to do that then catch shrimp for no reason. Cherries are hardy so youll be fine with just doing that.
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