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Old 06-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Capturing Shrimp?


I am planning on swapping out my gravel for eco-complete. My tank has 10-12 cherry shrimp and one huge ghost shrimp as well as a few livebearers. My question is: How to get them out of the tank. I could net some but I have doubts about being able to get them all with out possibly killing some... I am thinking of some kind of home-made trap like a small container with a hole in it that I could put bait inside and then pull out of the tank. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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With only 10-12 shrimp I would just net them. It's kind of hard to kill a shrimp with a net.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:12 AM   #3
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Bait them with food, and then net them. Works every time.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for your input everyone. The AA folks recommended a gatorade bottle trap that I am going to try before netting. I will let yall know how it turns out.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #5
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Just make sure you don't leave the trap in more than a few hours! Without water circulation they will suffocate after too long.
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