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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:39 pm Post subject: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Hello  all,
 I  have  a  ten  gallon  shrimp  tank  that  I  want  to  redo.  I  have  some  kind  of  native  shrimp  that  people  have  identified  as  rainbow  shrimp,  but  somehow  cannot  convince  myself  of  that  because  they  have  never  displayed  any  coloration  except  the  brown  (shrimp  ID  thread  ).
 
 But  anyhow,  that's  not  my  query  right  now.  I  want  to  know  what  is  a  good  way  to  catch  these  fellows,  so  that  I  can  transfer  them  to  another  holding  tank  for  the  time  being.
 
 Believe  me,  I  have  hundreds!   Surprised   I  just  got  about  ten  of  them  about  4  months  ago  from  Kolathur  for  VERY  CHEAP  &  now  they  are  all  over  the  tank!  I  was  initially  planning  to  have  a  guppy  tank,  so  I  started  this  tank,  but  I  saw  these  in  the  shop  and  just  out  of  a  whim  bought  a  few  not  really  expecting  much  (mostly  because  they  were  cheap).  Now  I'm  loving  them,  and  so  does  everyone  at  home.
 
 So  I  want  to  rip  the  tank  apart  &  do  it  up  all  over  again  (hopefully  looking  better  than  it  is  now).  SO  any  ideas  on  catching  these  fellows  is  welcome.  I  know  its  impossible  to  get  them  all,  but  I  really  want  to  reduce  the  mortality.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:50 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Athreyan  leave  slices  of  blanched  cucumber  in  trays  and  keep  them  in  several  places  of  your  tank.  Switch  of  the  lights  and  in  an  hour  they'll  be  on  it.  Scoop  out  the  tray  or  with  a  net  and  shift  them.  To  make  this  more  easier  decrease  the  water  level  to  an  inch  or  two  and  then  do  it.  Best  to  do  this  in  the  night.  
 
 Hope  this  helps.  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:10 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Actually  I  did  try  with  some  pellets  that  I  placed  inside  the  net  and  left  in  the  tank.  Not  much  success.  But  I  guess  I  did  not  think  of  the  light.
 will  try  in  low  light.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:27 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Reduce  the  water  as  suggested  by  Navneeth  &  remove  all  the  plants  &  big  stones  in  the  tank.  This  will  considerably  help  you  in  catching  them.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:58 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 +1  abhip9
 Remove  all  possible  hiding  places.  
 
 Net  probably  didn't  work  because  they  wouldve  found  it  suspicious.  Try  with  a  bottle  or  tray.  
 
 If  you've  got  100s  send  few  over  to  Bangalore  Very Happy  just  kidding.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:05 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 thanks  for  the  ideas  guys.   Thumb Up  
 
 @Navneeth:  Actually,  I  wouldn't  mind  parting  with  a  few.  But  I'm  sure  they  wouldn't  survive  the  journey,  especially  in  this  summer.  And  I  have  no  idea  of  how  to  pack  them  for  shipping.
 
 But  I've  been  asking  around  with  fellow  hobbyists  in  Chennai.  Haven't  found  any  takers  yet.  But  I  haven't  been  asking  seriously  enough  as  I  know  I'm  gonna  be  redoing  the  tank  in  a  while.  So  I'll  post  about  the  give  away  when  I  manage  to  catch  them  and  transfer  them.
 
 Also  wanted  to  know  if  it'll  be  ok  to  keep  them  in  a  bare  bottom  and  practically  bare  tank  because  that's  how  I  plan  to  keep  them  during  the  rebuild.  Otherwise  catching  them  for  re-introduction  will  be  another  pain.  Probably  a  few  rocks  for  their  hiding  and  some  such?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:13 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 @athreyan
 I  was  only  joking.  Smile  but  you  may  share  it  with  Chennai  hobbyists.  
 
 Bare  bottom  is  fine  as  long  as  you  provide  filteration,  because  shrimps  poop  a  lot.  Provide  few  hiding  places  and  some  moss  and  you'll  be  fine.  Oh  if  they  have  any  coloration  then.  It  would  disappear  while  its  in  a  bare  bottom  tank.  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:13 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 If  it  is  for  a  short  period  of  time,  not  a  problem  I  guess..  But  put  some  java  moss  or  foxtail  or  similar  plants  into  the  tank.  Also  keep  a  sponge  filter  running  in  that  bare  bottom  tank  (it  would  be  better  if  that  sponge  filter  is  used  i.e.  not  cleaned  recently)
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:33 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Well,  I  would  definitely  provide  filtration  without  a  doubt.  I'm  planning  on  cycling  a  tank  for  them  before  I  do  any  transfer  (common  sense!  Drinking  ).  will  also  probably  use  a  small  DW  that's  covered  in  moss  and  a  few  rocks
 i  dont  run  any  sponge  filters  now.  probably  will  run  an  internal  filter  That  I  currently  use...  so  I'm  sure  I'm  atleast  2  weeks  away  from  my  shrimp  hunting!
 
 @Navneeth:  as  I  said  earlier,  the  only  coloration  I  see  is  brown.  So  not  really  keen  on  that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 pm Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 Athreyan,  If  you  have  too  many,  I  am  willing  to  take  a  few  RCS.  
 You  can  take  some  Do!Aqua  -  tropical  mix.  I  found  that  the  shrimp  are  crazy  after  it.  After  1  week  of  daily  provision,  they  just  swarm  to  the  spot  where  I  place  the  wafer  food.  I  found  the  fish,  snails  and  shrimps  just  going  for  it.
 If  you  can  place  in  a  secure  container,  they  will  go  hunting  for  it.  It  is  good  to  cut  off  light  when  doing  it.
 You  can  pick  up  a  huge  lot  in  just  10  minutes.
 The  last  time  I  did  shrimp  hunting  with  this  food,  I  was  able  to  scoop  about  40  in  1  try.  I  did  not  even  place  in  a  net.  Used  the  aquarium  forcepts  to  place  them  on  the  aquarium  floor.  And  then  captured  a  lot.
 You  may  need  to  do  spaced  out  attempts  but  rest  assured,  you  will  be  able  to  capture  over  90%.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:10 am Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 cant  we  keep  the  algae  wafer  inside  a  narrow  mouthed  bottle  and  keep  it  inside  the  tank.  the  shrimps  will  be  inside  it  and  you  can  remove  it  when  they  get  in.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:19 am Post subject: Re: Ideas to catch shrimp Reply with quote

 @hari-  these  aren't  Rcs,  these  are  rainbow  shrimps.  They  are  slightly  more  aggresive  that  Rcs  and  are  of  a  different  genus.  Rainbow  is  of  Caridinia  babaulti  species  whereas  Rcs  is  Neocaridinia  hetropoda.  :)
 
 @ram-  that's  what  I  hav  suggested,  the  bait  should  be  something  his  shrimps  love.  Like  mine  don't  like  algae  wafers,  they  only  prefer  scampi  feed  or  blanched  veggies.
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 @Hari:  As  you  know  I  don't  have  RCS.  But  you  can  take  some  of  what  I  have  if  you  want.  They  may  not  be  as  vibrant  to  look  at  as  RCS,  but  they  more  than  make  up  for  it  with  their  perky  behaviour.
 
 As  navneeth  pointed  out,  they  aren't  great  fans  of  wafers.  But  they  seem  to  like  micro  pellets,  and  anything  non-veg.  Like  when  I  feed  them  freeze  dried  shrimp  or  worms,  you  can  see  them  all  over  the  place.  and  any  dead  fish  is  polished  off  within  hours.  It  almost  looks  like  one  of  these  ant  colonies  that  they  show  on  wildlife  channels.  And  they  are  also  very  aware  of  their  surroundings.  When  I  introduce  fish  into  that  tank,  they  all  go  missing.  Don't  come  out  even  for  food.  Sometimes  I  think  the  fish  is  making  a  meal  of  these  things.  But  as  soon  as  I  remove  the  fish,  they  are  all  out  in  the  open  in  an  hour  or  so.
 
 Unfortunately,  my  substrate  is  river  sand.  So  spotting  these  guys  is  a  bit  of  a  challenge,  unless  they  are  in  numbers.  I  used  river  sand  mainly  because  i  was  planning  on  a  guppy  tank.  and  that  is  one  of  the  reasons  i  want  to  redo  the  setup.
 
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 I  have  recently  discovered  a  new  idea  to  catch  fish/shrimps.  A  small  earthen  pot  with  food  and  net  as  cover,  is  a  best  trap.  Soemhow  fishes  &  shrimps  get  attracted  to  getting  inside  this  eaethen  pot  Chuckle
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 shrimp  lunch  time  
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