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A couple of shrimp tank questions...


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.


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.

Last edited by sea; 09-25-2015 at 12:24 PM. Reason: Reposted in Shrimp Thread
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