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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp fry care.

About a month or so I bought a bunch of Neo shrimps and places them in my planted 20g. I have been doing water changes 20% from the tap weekly. Recently I saw some fry, would it be safe for the fry to continue the 20% weekly water changes? Thank you.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 12:35 PM
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Yes, just be careful about sucking them up during the water change.
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+1 just put something to cover the inlet valve during water changes.

If it's an established tank they usually have a go at the bio film and other stuff. No real special care required. Unless they are in a community tank.

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Here is what I use to cover the end of by
Python hose when doing a water change on my tanks with shrimp in them. A nylon footie.
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Here is what I use to cover the end of by
Python hose when doing a water change on my tanks with shrimp in them. A nylon footie.
Thanks for the tip!

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Might want to order some bacter ae also. My husband puts that in for all our shrimp fry. We finally got some blue carbon babies over the weekend.


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Need to be careful using Bacter AE... if there's not enough oxygen, or you overdose (even if it's using half to the full amount recommended), it's possible to suffocate your shrimp. Bacter AE uses oxygen in the water column.
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Need to be careful using Bacter AE... if there's not enough oxygen, or you overdose (even if it's using half to the full amount recommended), it's possible to suffocate your shrimp. Bacter AE uses oxygen in the water column.
Would Shrimp Fit do the same thing? I only feed it 1 x weekly.

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Have only heard of issues with Bacter AE causing deaths... there may be other products as well, but I can't say. Bacter AE is one of the more popular brands that people purchase, so it could be because of that as well.

I hear of more people using a *tiny* amount of Bacter AE over those that use the suggested amount. If someone is having random shrimp deaths and Bacter AE is one of the foods they feed, then completely cutting that out and/or increasing oxygen is one suggestion to see if the deaths stop.

Shrimp Fit appears to basically be brewers yeast with added minerals, so you should be safe there. Feed in small amounts.
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