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Old 02-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #31
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Get some red bellie piranhas. Then just give them back tot he pet store.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #32
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You probably know this but the trick to doing this is not to disturb the existing bacteria in the tank to cause a mini cycle...
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #33
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Just be patient and pull them as you see them and send to me
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #34
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any copper is bad. I still think the CO2 is your best bet because it can only help the plants but it will kill the cherry shrimp. $20 for a paintball tank, $3 for CO2 refill, and you don't need a regulator or special equipment if you are going to just "gas" the shrimp. Find a cheap paintball CO2 connection and empty the entire CO2 tank over a 24hour period? whatever maximum rate you can find without blowing your substrate or soil out of the water. Your plants will be fine, especially when you do the water change, no lights (prevent algae), and I would think based on the dead shrimp carcasses on the bottom of the tank you can judge whether this did the trick or not.

Any chemical warefare makes me wary, so I say if you going to invest money into higher grade shrimp and don't want the cross breeding, spend a little more for the CO2 "gassing shrimp" set up (which will be less if you are not using the system for CO2 plant injection).

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #35
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how about adding a bluegill
That would be one very fat fish after the fact.

Do you have anyone local or within a reasonable drive with a CO2 setup you can borrow for a night? Night is the best time to nuke because plants aren't going to be absorbing CO2 due to lack of light = no photosynthesis. You can leave the filter on for this process as it helps distribute the CO2 and there's still going to be enough oxygen in the system for the bacteria to be fine. If you're worried about it you can take the filter media and put it in a bucket with an air pump running on it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #36
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co2 or cooking is about the only way to go. if you use some chemical to kill them that will still be in the tank silicone and substrate and will kill any new shrimp you put in. with co2 and heat its more of a natural way to do it and wont harm any new shrimp
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #37
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Add something that eats shrimp...
This method limits cruelty; that is, if you think of the shrimpies as pets.

If the life situation of our aquarium pets was desperate, this suggestion is a way we'd consider resolving such a problem; if we didn't want shrimp-eatin' fishes.?; the next best thing: CO2 overdose!

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #38
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Ghee, I was thinking about getting some shrimp but if I end up looking for a way to "off" them, then maybe not
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Wait has anyone asked what kind of shrimps these are?
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #40
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I believe they are blue bolts.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #41
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I can't believe someone would intentionally kill a bunch of blue bolts
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #42
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Why not just give them all to me
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #43
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I can't believe someone would intentionally kill a bunch of blue bolts

Sure. Once they get breeding, they get out of control.
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I believe they are blue bolts.
LOL! Good one! It gave me a good chuckle. Thanks!
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