I am wondering if anyone has had (or has) the following problem. I bought 8 red cherry shrimp for my 29 gal about a month ago and am down to 1. I keep finding them stuck on the uptake tube of my ac filter. I have removed one, sometimes two from the uptake several times. Depending on how long they have been stuck, depends on their survival. Darn thing is I also have a bunch of guppy babies in the tank and they rarely get sucked in to the filter. Short of putting a mesh screen on the uptake, anyone have any suggestions? The filter's flow is already down to its minimum.
The tank is a community tank (rasboras, cardinals, guppies). I also have amanos, but their larger size seems to keep them in the water rather than the filter. I had hoped that the red cherries would breed, as I had read they were rather prolific and are colorful little guys.
I'd love to try some more, but I haven't found any locally here in north fla, and the shipping cost is outrageous.