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07-27-2012 10:21 PM
diwu13 Hey hey, I switched my moss tank water to RO/DI water now as well :X! So any chance they coulda came in with the shrimp?
07-27-2012 08:04 PM
xenxes They don't eat my moss (fissidens).

And I don't think your moss tank water is clean enough for them to survive
07-27-2012 07:36 PM
diwu13 Chances that some scuds hooked a ride into my moss tank with the shrimp?

If all my moss disappears over a course of a week I'll be very angry :P
07-27-2012 05:52 PM
pinoyghost2 I have them in my shrimp tanks too, and I noticed they are eating the algae off the tank glass which is also what baby shrimps need to survive in the first few weeks....this might be why we are seeing less and less baby shrimps surviving to adult/juvie stages....the scuds are eating their supplies!

I have only ever seen the scuds jumping over the shrimps not actually trying to grab them this is why I think the populations are decreasing in our tanks...the scuds are eating machines and LOVE anything green!

07-27-2012 01:09 PM
xenxes Last set of pics I'm posting, I'm waiving the white flag They win.

SCYTHE-like hooked claws!

More eggs!!

This one tried to attack me through the glass with a high pitched shriek!
07-27-2012 12:46 PM
xenxes Lol.

An easy way to "fish" out scuds is to drop in a piece of blanched veggie, wait 10 mins then take it out.

They're not quick like shrimp and usually can't all jump off. Caught maybe 40-50 scuds on a large piece of blanched eggplant this way last night.
07-27-2012 03:56 AM
hedge_fund I like this thread since it's dedicated to something that I hate. Keep the pics coming.
07-27-2012 02:18 AM
xenxes Couple more shots for all you scud lovers, does it have claws? I still can't tell... note the compound eyes.

And here's a platy baby hunting them!

07-26-2012 05:31 PM
xenxes The UG I added to my tank last night are ALL EATEN. But I think the CBS were the culprits. I woke up this morning to see about 10 of them swarming around the plant remnants.
07-26-2012 01:39 PM
xenxes I threw back in 2 platy fry/juvies (.5") in the tank, they active hunt through the gravel. Large reduction in scuds in the water column, but you can still see a few large ones swarming around. They'll probably eat some baby shrimp too but at this point the benefit outweighs the cons. Still have tons of scuds, most are just in hiding.

I've noticed that in my tanks with a fine sand substrate, there are very few scuds. They only see to borrow through gravel / fluval plant stratum.
07-26-2012 08:49 AM
Originally Posted by shrimpNewbie View Post
If I had scuds I wouldn't want them gone I'm a fan of all
Life in a tank even nematodes. I hope someone local has scuds to seed my tank my RCs can't outbreeding my fishes hunger.
Why put fish and shrimps together
07-26-2012 07:01 AM
shrimpNewbie If I had scuds I wouldn't want them gone I'm a fan of all
Life in a tank even nematodes. I hope someone local has scuds to seed my tank my RCs can't outbreeding my fishes hunger.
07-26-2012 03:37 AM
BlackDiamondShrimp Threadfin Rainbows are so effective in exterminating these scuds and so do the Least Guppies. I had 75Gallon planted tank where literally millions of scuds swam in open freely , every nook and cranny and root were infested with these guys. The 7 Threadfin Rainbows, 7 Least Guppies, and 5 Dwarf Cajun Crayfish eliminated them to extinction in less than 3 months. I was shocked actually. When I removed the tank of fish, shrimps, and crays the scuds never ever again returned this was 1 year ago.

Bullet Points:
The Threadfin Rainbows will actively and efficiently hunt the babies since their mouths are so small

The Least Guppies will eat babies and juvies very efficiently and actively, night and day non-stop. Seriously these guys don't know when to stop.
Least Guppies are very intelligent and will investigate constantly where the scuds are hiding, due to their curious nature unlike the regular guppy too dumb to find food unless it is waved at them.

The Dwarf Cajun Crays will hunt the adults in very nook and cranny they can crawl into(adult scuds too big for the Rainbows and Guppies)
07-25-2012 05:47 PM
Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
You can come to Greenwich CT and pick some up from me for free.
Ok, I'll do that sometime in the future. My tank is still cycling.
07-25-2012 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by WestHaven View Post
How could one get some scuds in your tank if you wanted to?
You can come to Greenwich CT and pick some up from me for free.
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