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Old 02-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Transferring Shrimp


I'm looking to move my cherries from the 10g their into another 10g.

What do I have to do for them?

Put them in a bowl and every so often put in water from the tank their going in?
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Drip acclimation is always the best, in my experience. Otherwise, you can put them in a bowl with water and add 10% of the amount of water in the bowl to the bowl from your aquarium (does that make sense?). Add water every 5-10 minutes until the water has doubled, then dump out half an do again. once water has doubled again you can add them to their new tank.
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I go lazy for acclimation.

First, put the shrimp in a clean five gallon bucket with an inch of their water from their original tank.
Second, get a length of air line that will reach from the new tank to the bucket.
Third, put a simple knot in the line.
Fourth, start the siphon and watch the water flow.
Fifth, tighten the knot until you get about 1 drop per second into your bucket.
Sixth, set an alarm for four hours.
Seventh, walk away for four hours.
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I have always just floated them to match the temp then dump the bag into a bucket and net them in. I only have Neos buy have never had an issue
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Neos are tough and if the water has similar parameters including ph and temp. Just put them right in. I do it all the time and never have lost a shrimp from it. You could try a couple and wait a day to make sure they are ok if you want to be careful.
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For what it is worth, I just transferred about a hundred rili or so to a different tank. The tank was seasoned for around 2 weeks and 1/2 the double sponge filter was switched out from a mature tank for the bacteria.

I just made sure the TDS, ph and temp was similar and plopped them in. Even the berried fems have held onto their eggs fine.
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Thanks everyone for your responses I appreciate all of them. I know that there just Neos I just had a problem when I first bought shrimp I had a hard time keeping them alive so I figured I would be more careful this time.
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Any others with suggestions?
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