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Old 18-07-2003, 11:14 AM
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I will be moving soon so must somehow relocate all six of my tanks and their
inhabitants with me. My question (a dumb one, probably) is how do you move
shrimp safely?

I bought my shrimp online, so I didn't get the benefit of watching anyone catch
and bag the shrimp. They seem to be pretty quick when they want to be, and
when I tried to move a shrimp from one tank to another, I couldn't catch him
with my net (well, I did but then he would just scurry right out before I had a
chance to get the net out of the tank).

Also, I notice that they have little pincers on the ends of their....front legs
(or arms?). How strong are these and can they pinch you?? (don't laugh at me,
please)

So...any tips on how to catch these guys and safely relocate them? I recall
that they came shipped with a little piece of foam in their bags, and I believe
I read that this is necessary to give them something to cling onto, else they
become overstressed and can easily get sick/die.

Please help..I need all I can for what I'm sure will soon become the move from
hell.

Erica
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Old 18-07-2003, 11:15 AM
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E. Mito wrote:
inhabitants with me. My question (a dumb one, probably) is how do you move
shrimp safely?


I'd put them in a clean airtight container with some tank water and a plant.

with my net (well, I did but then he would just scurry right out before I had a
chance to get the net out of the tank).


Drain most of the water out of the tank, that should facilitate catching the
critters.

Also, I notice that they have little pincers on the ends of their....front legs
(or arms?). How strong are these and can they pinch you?? (don't laugh at me,
please)


I don't think they'll hurt you, they're too small.

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Old 18-07-2003, 11:15 AM
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So...any tips on how to catch these guys and safely relocate them? I recall
that they came shipped with a little piece of foam in their bags, and I
believe
I read that this is necessary to give them something to cling onto, else they
become overstressed and can easily get sick/die.


True. It's very important to give them something to cling to. It doesn't have
to be foam. It can be plant clippings. (When I plan to buy shrimp, I take
plant clippings from my tank to the LFS to put in the bag for the trip home.)
Or anything else light enough that it won't hurt the shrimp if it bangs into
them.

They won't pinch you. You can capture them and relocate them, but you will
probably have to remove all plants and decorations and lower the water level to
only an inch or two first. I did that with my ghost shrimp, when I changed
their substrate from plain gravel to Flourite. It may help to use two nets,
one to chase the critters toward the other.

And keep your eyes open. You may find you have more shrimp than you started
out with. :-) Also watch for shrimp clinging to the plants as you remove
them.


Leigh

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Old 18-07-2003, 11:15 AM
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Yeah, I went fishing for some endlers from my colony to give a friend and I
caught some 1/$ inch baby shrimp, drain that water and carefully watch the
bottom.

tose (LeighMo) wrote in
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So...any tips on how to catch these guys and safely relocate them? I
recall that they came shipped with a little piece of foam in their
bags, and I believe
I read that this is necessary to give them something to cling onto,
else they become overstressed and can easily get sick/die.


True. It's very important to give them something to cling to. It
doesn't have to be foam. It can be plant clippings. (When I plan to
buy shrimp, I take plant clippings from my tank to the LFS to put in
the bag for the trip home.) Or anything else light enough that it
won't hurt the shrimp if it bangs into them.

They won't pinch you. You can capture them and relocate them, but you
will probably have to remove all plants and decorations and lower the
water level to only an inch or two first. I did that with my ghost
shrimp, when I changed their substrate from plain gravel to Flourite.
It may help to use two nets, one to chase the critters toward the
other.

And keep your eyes open. You may find you have more shrimp than you
started out with. :-) Also watch for shrimp clinging to the plants
as you remove them.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/


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Old 18-07-2003, 11:15 AM
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Erica, this is not a dumb question. I keep and breed the Amnao shrimp. You
are right, they are very difficult to catch. As for shipping, I use a small
amount of java Moss in the bag. They cling to this and do fine in
transporting. When I go to catch the adults I place my hand over the net to
transfer to the bag as they are great jumpers. No, they do not pinch or bite
in any way. Very safe to handle. I have an article on my web page on shrimp.
Wilma
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"E. Mito" wrote in message
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I will be moving soon so must somehow relocate all six of my tanks and

their
inhabitants with me. My question (a dumb one, probably) is how do you

move
shrimp safely?

I bought my shrimp online, so I didn't get the benefit of watching anyone

catch
and bag the shrimp. They seem to be pretty quick when they want to be,

and
when I tried to move a shrimp from one tank to another, I couldn't catch

him
with my net (well, I did but then he would just scurry right out before I

had a
chance to get the net out of the tank).

Also, I notice that they have little pincers on the ends of their....front

legs
(or arms?). How strong are these and can they pinch you?? (don't laugh

at me,
please)

So...any tips on how to catch these guys and safely relocate them? I

recall
that they came shipped with a little piece of foam in their bags, and I

believe
I read that this is necessary to give them something to cling onto, else

they
become overstressed and can easily get sick/die.

Please help..I need all I can for what I'm sure will soon become the move

from
hell.

Erica
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/mitoem/index.htm





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