Originally Posted by chiefroastbeef
I've found 40+ shrimp in my canister too! I use a surface skimmer that connects to the intake, so there is no way to totally block off intake with foam to keep out shrimp. They seems quite happy to be in the bottom of the filter, plenty of food for them to eat, and safe from predators (fish)!
That is alot of shrimp! Thanks for sharing.
Glad I did share. I about didnt bother.
I've got breeding shrimp in my sump area of my wet dry filter, been going on for almost 2 years now....
Thats along time for filter shrimp. Do they still have red in them? I notice they tend to lose there color if in there for really really long periods.
haha thats just like my kribensis babies. I open my filter after they spawn and i always find babies in there growing up. I even threw some i had in a net breeder into the filter as a long term nursery while im awake on break. Works out very well. running a xp3
Id like to see that. Thats pretty wild and interesting. I bet the fry get all sorts of stuff to eat on
Thats funny lol. is that kinda like when you find money in pockets of jackets you haven't worn in forever?
Lol. I would of been more confused if I found shrimp in my pocket and money in my filter.
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And someone told me that they were not that hardy!
Lol, they definitely lied to you. Unless they have some weak genes but generally you cant kill these things if you tried.
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
HA! And some of those look like Sakuras or Fire Reds!
Lol, yeah its weird though cause they lose alot of color in the filter over time. Most my cherries are of that grade. Have been breeding them 5+ yrs with several colonies. I just sell them as cherries though. I havent been on this forum for the last few years and was super surprised to see what has happened to the shrimp world and all the new variations derived from cherries. Last time I was on the only that that had grades were the CRS and then CBS started showing up. My how the selection has grown now
Wow - they love your filter!!
I never seen them actually berried in there and have some many babies usually just a few.
So if I wanted to breed them all I have to do is stick some in my canister filter next time I clean it??
Lol, I guess so...
How often/rarely do you clean your filter? Is your inlet strainer rather coarse?
Its funny you say rarely. Its been less than 3mths maybe 2 1/2 since I have cleaned it last. Its a community tank that is overstocked so I have to clean it often. Theres about 60 fish in a 40b. But yet they still keep a colony mostly because of the subwussertang.
Then intake does have much keeping them out of it. Prolly doesnt help it being right by the subwussertang either.
Shot at 2012-03-07
Heres the tank. Glass is a lil dirty but thats tonights mission along with a water change that is done a couple if not a few times a week.
Shot at 2012-03-07
wow thats awesome..... what type of canister were you using?
check out my post im prolly going to throw in some cherries in there as an experiment.
Its a JBJ Reaction 4-Stage Canister Filter UV. Not sure what post your referring too.