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Old 01-24-2014, 06:22 AM   #16
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Believe me I have fed my pond fish with these bastards! It's a never ending issue. I didn't mind them, but they reproduce so quickly and I started noticing a low survival baby survival rate(I have seem them swarm a lethargic shrimp and finish it in less than hour)And the cloudy water. When I open the 2 canister filters it was so infested that I filled up a ziplock sandwich bag with them dry. Rinsed all my media and my water is now very clear.
I was thinking on moving all the shrimp and gas the tank with CO2, lights out for 3days. Have anyone done that?


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Old 01-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #17
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What about removing the shrimp and snails, then apply a copper-based medication. Copper kills shrimp, wont the kill them too?
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #18
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Dangerous idea, I would have to reset the whole thank because plants And active soils will absorb the copper.
But I will actually use some of these little bastards as a experiment and soak them in fish medicine lol


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Old 01-24-2014, 01:58 PM   #19
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Lol. You could send me a few as well .
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #20
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I have scuds in my heavily planted 20G long. They mostly live in the riccia i let float around/have tied down to some driftwood. I can understand why they may be aproblem in a shrimp only tank. But my GBR has claimed the area of the tank where the scuds reside. He's a smart little bastard...Sits under the riccia until a few scuds deside to pop out and then annihilates them...does a good job keeping their population down, so do my neons and white clouds.
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Scuds like to eat moss and are tricky buggers to kill.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:38 AM   #22
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So on my effort to try to eradicate these little demons, I started to observe how they behave: what time they are more active, what they like to eat most etc etc. there is a behavior that I notice, a bigger scud mind of his own business and suddenly another one just tackle it and doesn't let go...at the first I tought that that was the way they procreate, but them I notice happening so mAny times that I decided to try to look closer with a magnify glass... They are not having fun at all, they are actually eating the crap out of each other! They are canibalistic I know you see that on shrimps but it's usually with a dead one, these guys actually kept each other.
I just know now that I hate them more than before! By the way I noticed that cucumber works better than any other lure.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:00 AM   #23
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as someone mentioned above, the only way to get rid of an established population of these bastards is restart the tank. what i do is drain it completely, let all the soil and filters dry in the sun (NO MOISTURE-NOT EVEN DAMP). throw all the plants away or place them in a jar, fill it with soda water (basically co2 overload) and seal it for a day or two. doesnt harm plants and kills any living thing that need oxygen dead. then start all over. i usually take plants from a tank i know does not have scuds to restock the dry tank.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:29 PM   #24
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Reset your tank. The only way to get rid of scuds or any living creatures you do not want in your tank is to microwave or bake your substrate in small batches and let dry out.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:44 AM   #25
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I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I am currently selling my red cherry shrimps like wild fire just so I can reset my tank. Will I need to recycle my tank if I remove all the water from the tank, have a moist substrate and just Freeze it outside over night. Will my tank crack? water expands.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:57 AM   #26
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remove soil, it will freeze top down and may put enough pressure on the glass to shatter it.
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