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Hello everyone. Nice to speak with other enthusiasts. I have to 20 gallon bee shrimp tanks that are pretty much perfect except that another type of ugly white/translucent shrimp have appeared and are thriving right alongside my good shrimp. Same thing happened to a 40 breeder which was my very first bee shrimp tank. Same story on all three. Set the tanks up, cycle for a few months, add around a dozen bees and I’d say six months later after I have a few generations of the bees these other shrimp show up. Now I have generations of both living together and even though I don’t think they have done any harm they are ugly and they might be lowering my bee numbers by taking up resources. Well of course they are or will be. Only thing I can think of is to use a modified syringe to suck them up one at a time but since there are 100’s this will suck beyond sucking. So somebody save me here and tell me there is a magic pesticide that will wipe them out and cause 0 damage to anything else...LOL. Have done all kinds of searching and I can’t get anything
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Do you have a picture or two of the pest in question?

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Sounds like scuds to me. Good luck getting rid of them.
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Are they the same shape and just not coloured?

There isn't anything that will target specific shrimp types, you'd need to manually remove one of the other species to separate them out.
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As for chemicals I’d figure the bees will always be on the losing end but there behaviors are different so mass trapping may be an option. They swarm moss balls so I’m going to start there while I’m also working on my shrimp vacuum.
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You can buy/make shrimp traps, which might help even if you then have to sort through your catch. A syphon should work for catching smaller ones.
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