A couple of shrimp tank questions... - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
sea
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: MIami, FL
Posts: 33
A couple of shrimp tank questions...

Hello,

I didn't realize there was a shrimp section lower on the forum list,I'm sorry if posting this here was wrong.

I feel I should explain the chain of events so please excuse the longish post and thank you for reading.

I recently bought a few red cherry shrimp and a CRS (not sure the grade) for my desk tank, when I got home I noticed that all the shrimp were females and 3 RCS were berried. So to prepare for the little squirts I decided to order a slightly larger tank (Finnex low-iron tank kit 2.5G) and started the process of seeding a new sponge filter for the babes.

One day before the tank arrived, the baby shrimp hatched...
Now the other filter was still in the water (I had previously put a stocking on the intake, just in case), I decided it was time to remove it and I found baby shrimp had gotten into the filter cartridge via the outtake and returned it.

Also, I am afraid to siphon and found white worms in the gravel ( I assume detritus worms) and some white moving specks on the "glass", so I ordered safe guard which I read was safe to use with shrimps when dosed right.

Questions:

1. Is there a way to remove the baby shrimp from the filter cartridge or should I wait until they are bigger?

2. Would they eventually get too large and get stuck in the filter cartridge?

3. How long should I wait before transferring them to the new home?

4. The babies are 2 days old, how long should I wait before treating the tank with the safeguard so I don't lose anyone?

5. Is there a safe way to siphon or wait until they are more red?

6. Could someone perhaps identify what grade the CRS is?

I greatly appreciate any help.
Quote:

Last edited by sea; 09-25-2015 at 01:24 PM. Reason: Reposted in Shrimp Thread
sea is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome