Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northwest Kansas
Moving - shrimp, fish, and fish fry
I am planning on moving in a few weeks. Last time I moved, it was simpler because I only had one tank and only had fish and shrimp. Last time I moved, I got a stryofoam box, put it into a cardboard box, and lined the styrofoam box with a big black (clean) trash bag. I then transferred as much water from the tank to the bag as I could, transferred the fish, left room for air in the bag, and then closed everything up. I didn't lose any fish using this method.
Now, however, I've got RCS (with babies) and baby fish to move, in addition to my full-grown fish. I know that there's no way I'm gonna be able to remove ALL the shrimp (especially the babies) from the tanks (a 5 gallon shrimp tank and 10 gallon tank with fish and shrimp). I'm also worried that if I put the baby fish/shrimp in the big black bag that I won't be able to see them to get them out again. How do you suggest moving shrimp and baby fish? Would you leave them in the tanks with a couple inches of water and the plants?
Any input is greatly appreciated!