One of my black rasboras got sucked up today, but I lucky pulled the vacuum out of the tank quickly and it flowed back in, but I was thinking just put a mesh thing over it, with some rubber bands around it to secure.
Ditto on the pantyhose! Works like a charm.Pantyhose on the intake
Pantyhose allows the poo to flow through it and not the shrimp? :thumbsup:Pantyhose on the intake
I do that too right now but, was wondering if their was a better way to prevent them from being sucked up in the first place fishymatty.fishymatty said:When I change the water in my shrimp tanks I always syphon the water into a bucket and I check the bucket with a flash light before dumping it. If I see any I scoop them out.
I can't just not care and throw them away AlGee. It's not in me to kill something due to my stupidness even if they are constantly having babies. Possibly with the food but their food seams to also for some reason go to the area with the poo. I guess the water current just kinda stops their or something.AlGee said:Cherries are really prolific so I think you can spare the few that get sucked up by the hose monster.
Maybe you can lure them away with some food.
This has happened to me before as well territhemayor. I also have done the same as you by pulling the vacume out of the tank and the fish flowed back in. But baby cherry shrimp are almost impossible to see (at least to me they are).territhemayor said:One of my black rasboras got sucked up today, but I lucky pulled the vacuum out of the tank quickly and it flowed back in, but I was thinking just put a mesh thing over it, with some rubber bands around it to secure.
Landon: The only problem I see with putting the pantyhose on the outflow end is the chance of getting shrimp stuck inside the tubing when you stop the suction process.