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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Red Cherry Shrimp Jumpers?

Are RCS known to jump? I never read about that before I started my 2.5g planted at work, so I made it an open-top tank.

I came in this morning and I had a crispy shrimp. The tank has been set up for 7 months now and I have had 5 in there living quite well with no problems at all. Last tuesday I added 6 more, and it looks like this jumper was one of the newbies. I only have the shrimp and 3 nerite snails (2 will be rehomed to my 20g at home sometime this week)

Is this common?
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Not sure if it's common or not, but I recently found a dead Carbon rili outside of a small tank I was keeping them in. I've since moved them to a larger tank.

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So it's not unheard of. I wonder if I should find a top for the tank.

Think some floaters would help? I'm thinking some frogbit...
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They would probably help.

The tank I've moved my Rilis to is also open top and I've yet to find any on the floor, thankfully.

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Think they climb out somtimes by using heater cord's,airline tubing from sponge filter's,air stones.
I know Amano shrimp will for I have watched them do so.
Same with Lobster's,crayfish,crab's.
Maybe some window screen could help.
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The only thing to climb on is the AC20 filter. That's not too easy for a shrimp I would think.

Regarding the window screen, are you saying custom screen top, reef tank style? I did one for my retired reef, but the screen had 1/4 squares. I would assume they could still jump through that...
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I have an open top planted tank with red cherry shrimps and sometimes I found a dead meat outside the tank. I think it happened when I rescape and mess up the tank a bit. They're jumpers.
But they still breed crazy. Once I have more than 300 rcs in a 10gal tank.
They also climb up on the HOB filter and hiding in there:
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That's crazy to me. I have seen nerites do this in saltwater and fresh, but never shrimp. I would just leave mine open top but I have not had much luck with breeding. I have had exactly 1 baby survive. I think scuds are getting to them...
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I have had several over the last two yrs jump out of the tank.

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I have had several over the last two yrs jump out of the tank.
Have you taken any steps to stop it?
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I keep my water level about an inch low on my open top tanks. Don't go from a dark room to turning on the lights suddenly, don't make a bunch of sudden movements by the tank. Most of it happens when they are startled and flick backwards or to get away from something. You can also keep the surface covered with floaters. If it becomes a common thing or more than one in a week check your parameters. They can also be trying to get out of your water if something is wrong in the tank.


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if I drop the water level an inch thats 1/3rd of a gallon. The AC20 would splash considerably as well.

I can't 100% control going from dark to light suddenly, but I am the first one here 98% of the time so I can do my best...

Looks like I'll be checking the LFS for some floaters tomorrow.
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I've had crs and pfr do this as well, not often but I've seen bodies about 3 times in the last year


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I guess I should also bring in a test kit to check the params.

I feel bad saying this, but I never checked the water before. I still have a TDS meter from my reefing days, should I check that as well?
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You can use craft canvas (plastic) sold at Walmart in the sewing section, cut it to size and lay it over the tank. Works well for small tanks. I use it to cover any openings around airline tubing etc. Shrimp will get out of tanks if given the opportunity.

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