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Seed Shrimp!

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Lafataa, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Lafataa

    Lafataa New Member

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    So my algae is slowly going away. I think it's simply from the tank maturing and aging. Now my problem is a huge infestation of seed shrimp. There are thousands of these all over my tank. During the day they're swimming in the substrate and around my Dwarf Hairgrass and at night they're all over the glass. Why did these guys suddenly appear and what's the best way to get rid of them? If I can't get rid of them will they do any harm to fish or other shrimp? I'm thinking of putting Red Cherries in there. Will that be a problem?
     
  2. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    Do you have fish in there?

    They should eat them..
     
  3. Lafataa

    Lafataa New Member

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    That's what I was counting on but they can't seem to keep up if they are. I was thinking of putting some Amanos in there to starve out the Seed Shrimp by eating all the algae.
     
  4. Edis

    Edis Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt amanos will starve them. I think the best option would be getting some horny fish like apistos maybe plus trying to catch them manually to help the fish.
     
  5. wearsbunnyslippers

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    Something used to eating small food but with voracius appetites like black neons or endlers would make a huge dent..

    I also saw a seed shrimp trap on shrimpnow you could check out..
     
  6. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    try to clean as much organic wastes out of your tank as possible and stop feeding your fish, after a while your fish should start eating seed shrimps which should breed slower due to lack of food.
     
  7. Lafataa

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    I have 12 Black Neon Tetras in there now. I'll hold off on feeding for the next few days and we'll see what happens.
     
  8. Scorpio

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    Introduce snail eating snail such assassin snail to get rid of those.
     
  9. GR1KTR

    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Eww.. this is what a seed shrimp looks like.. might stick to CRS.. yuk.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. GR1KTR

    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Assassin Snails may not work for these.. rumour has it that they only eat other snails and only rarely eat shrimp.

    They are very attractive though..

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  11. Lafataa

    Lafataa New Member

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    These seed shrimp are tiny. They are maybe the size of a pinhead at most. I heard that they don't harm anything in your tank, they are just an eyesore.
     

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