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Old 07-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #16
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...also, since you have so many scuds it's probably good if you run some experiments to see whether they actually do attack any tank inhabitants. maybe purposely injure a small shrimp and see if they go for it.....it's not cruel if it's in the name of science!
That's a good idea, not going to injure it though cause it'll just die. I'll see what happens with 1 shrimp and a swarm of scuds in a breeder box.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #17
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1 little cherry shrimp, 20 evil scuds, welcome to the Hunger Games - Shrimp Edition.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #18
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That's a good idea, not going to injure it though cause it'll just die. I'll see what happens with 1 shrimp and a swarm of scuds in a breeder box.
The shrimp would probably die cause of heat. I have some of these guys in my tank.
I hate them, they look so scary and alien-ish. They do not prey on my baby shrimps... but they swim/ walk so freakin fast! All they do is bump into shrimps and scared the hell out of the shrimps...
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #19
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The shrimp would probably die cause of heat. I have some of these guys in my tank.
I hate them, they look so scary and alien-ish. They do not prey on my baby shrimps... but they swim/ walk so freakin fast! All they do is bump into shrimps and scared the hell out of the shrimps...
Yea I think everything in the bottle trap was scared to death by the little crawlies. There's more room in the breeder box though, we'll see in 10 hours or so.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:15 AM   #20
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1 little cherry shrimp, 20 evil scuds, welcome to the Hunger Games - Shrimp Edition.
Very nice. Perhaps you should rip off one or two legs from the baby shrimp to make it more interesting. I'm kidding...sorta.

Put a live bloodworm in there too and see if it disappears.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #21
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You need to leave a bow and arrow in the breeder box then blow the horn!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #22
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What happened?!?

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Old 07-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #23
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Try putting a very young one in there too, like a baby.
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xenxes,, do you have a photo of your bottle trap? i have to build one of these
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THIS JUST IN...

...Everything in the breeder box is *GONE* ... *POOF* disappeared like a sad magic trick.



OH WAIT! ONE LONE SCUD IS ON ITS BACK, *TWITCHING* and *WRITHING* on the ground!



It can only mean one thing, an EPIC BATTLE ensued in the late of night, where the 20 scuds and 1 rcs attacked and cannibalized each other, until only ONE survivor remained!

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that or everything fled and squeezed through the sides of the box. I'll need something more finely meshed to redo the experiment.
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xenxes,, do you have a photo of your bottle trap? i have to build one of these
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Thanks X. either you have some epic glass cutting skillz or you used a plastic coke bottle

im going to opt for the later and see how that goes. im thinking to use a rubberband to keep the inverted top stationary while the bottle is laying on its side.
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If possible introduce 4-5 Endlers(must have a female) and see what happens in 3-5 days...Of course shrimplets will be eaten as well by them. Dont feed Fish before you put them in tank. A friend had a problem in his planted tank: this is how he got rid of them....where as he has another tank just for Scuds...to feed to cichlids.
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Some African Cichlids would most certainly remove you of all your problems in no time...

The Endlers trick may work as well. Plus their mouths are too small to really do any harm to adult shrimps (or even juvies IME).
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Eyes weren't missing, but the fish was ripped open at the gut. I'm still have trouble believing they're capable... can't tell if they have claws or not from these pics. It almost seems like some do and some don't? Maybe I have 2 species.
I think they do have huge claws. It's that ball thing under the stomach I believe.

And that's funny. Experiment gone wrong lol. I'm pretty sure they all ate each other until none remained except that lone victor. And he's so full from eating all the other inhabitants he's laying on his back.
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