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Old 04-28-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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Just found a RCS outside of my tank...still alive.


Luckily for this shrimp the aqueon evolve2 that it lives in is in my bedroom on my dresser where I was heading for the night. About 5 minutes ago I walk in there and see one of my cherries about 8 inches in front of the tank laying on it's side on the dresser.

It must of just happend as I quickly noticed that it was still alive. I tried to be as careful as I could and used my hands to pick it up and put it back in the tank. Within about 5 seconds of it going back in the tank it was eating and on the hunt for food.

I've heard of this happening but never experienced it. Is this normal? Something that just happens from time to time? Think it jumped out or crawled out?

I found the tank cover in my closet and put it right on just in case. Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Ive had Amano shrimp do this to me before.... but they can get up and run lol Chased the little guy across the floor for a few feet
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I am new to shrimp so this isn't coming from experience. But I have read that shrimp will sometimes try to escape if the water parameters aren't healthy. I'd check your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH to start.

Just an idea. I'm glad you found it before it's excursion became fatal.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:51 AM   #4
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Default Re: Just found a RCS outside of my tank...still alive.

I keep my water level at least an inch below the tank line for just this purpose. May not look as nice but sure as hell looks nicer than the stupid cover it comes with. I have however found shrimp in the filter cavity. Pain in the ass to get them out.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #5
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Lucky you i will say :P........ I just found the best colored and best grown ones dryed on the floor in the morning .....thinking to get them powdered and make a DIY Eros like stuff he he he :P ... by the way the low water trick works well +1
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My Amanos sure jump when I am trying to catch them with my net. They have jumped right out of the net before lots of times
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... .....thinking to get them powdered and make a DIY Eros like stuff
I've actually thought about this often.
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I had ghost shrimp jump if the space is too small. One time I had to separate out a berried female who was being bullied by the alpha female. She jumped out of the tupperware container onto my laptop then flicked herself back into the water. I put a lid on before she could jump again.
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I am new to shrimp so this isn't coming from experience. But I have read that shrimp will sometimes try to escape if the water parameters aren't healthy. I'd check your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH to start.

Just an idea. I'm glad you found it before it's excursion became fatal.
That's the first thing I thought of after I got it back in the tank.

Today I tested... PH 7.6, GH 9, Nitrate 40 Everything is where it pretty much always is.

I have noticed that this particular shrimp likes to swim high near the top of the water sometimes while the other shrimp are doing their thing on the driftwood, plants, mosses, etc.
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I keep my water level at least an inch below the tank line for just this purpose.
I'm gonna have to try that. I do usually keep the water about 1/4" from the top.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #11
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I've actually thought about this often.
Is that what people do with their culls...Hmmm...
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That's the first thing I thought of after I got it back in the tank.

Today I tested... PH 7.6, GH 9, Nitrate 40 Everything is where it pretty much always is.

I have noticed that this particular shrimp likes to swim high near the top of the water sometimes while the other shrimp are doing their thing on the driftwood, plants, mosses, etc.
Maybe it got spooked while it was swimming near the top and just happened to miss landing in the water.
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