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cjj 10-30-2012 02:25 PM

Shrimp recreation?
 
I know this sounds really stupid but is there anything I can put in my tank for.... recreation or w/e. Alls they do is walk around trying to eat sand.

somewhatshocked 10-30-2012 02:29 PM

Just keep plants, moss, floaters and such in your tank. That's plenty.

They're not trying to eat sand - they're actually eating biofilm and detritus.

rrastro 10-30-2012 03:39 PM

if you propagate moss with plastic mesh it floats like a little raft on the surface. Then the shrimp will swim back and forth from the raft to the bottom of the tank.

AoxomoxoA 10-30-2012 03:43 PM

Water changes a couple degrees cooler than the tank itself will sometimes instigate "recreation".

rrastro 10-30-2012 03:58 PM

Hiding places may provide recreation opportunities for shrimp.
They need to hold their secret shrimp meetings somewhere, after all.
Just don't ask me how to do the secret handshake. It's complicated.

Rainer 10-30-2012 04:18 PM

Mine like to play strip poker after a water change.

acitydweller 10-30-2012 05:35 PM

add more plants and floaters

shrimpnmoss 10-30-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rainer (Post 2061967)
Mine like to play strip poker after a water change.

haha

pejerrey 10-30-2012 06:45 PM

I'm surprised I haven't seem a tank with a hamster wheel for their shrimp yet.
:)

Knotyoureality 10-30-2012 07:49 PM

The more complex the environment, the more varied activity--though there's only so much shrimp will do: eat, breed, molt, poop, repeat. Two basic principles will encourage varied behaviors...

1) Don't over feed. An over fed shrimp is a lethargic shrimp with no reason to get off its tail and hunt out naturally occuring foods.
2) provide a rich environment with open and sheltered areas, a variety of plant types, caves or other hiding places, hardscaping, and floating plants or surfaces to explore.

Fdsh5 10-30-2012 07:56 PM

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Mine are amused by anything new that goes in the tank. Trying swapping moss between tanks. The second it hits the water, they are all over it picking through it.

ThatGuyWithTheFish 10-30-2012 08:04 PM

I don't think invertebrates have the brain capability to understand "fun."

rrastro 10-30-2012 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pejerrey (Post 2062127)
I'm surprised I haven't seem a tank with a hamster wheel for their shrimp yet.
:)

I like it! Put it in the outflow from a filter, tie some moss on, and watch it spin...

Aquasapien69 10-31-2012 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by AoxomoxoA (Post 2061928)
Water changes a couple degrees cooler than the tank itself will sometimes instigate "recreation".

LOL Good one! That's the best kind of "recreation"!

Overgrowth 10-31-2012 12:26 AM

I put a shrimp TV in my tank a week ago. They haven't moved an inch since. :D


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