Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
salvanost

what should i do with these seed shrimps?

Recommended Posts

salvanost

the seed shrimps ruined tank looks

 

should i bear with it? shoul i restart the tank? (just change the soil

 

ughhhhhh too many seed shrimps!!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
countryboy12484

I would just deal with it... Chances are youll end up with them again and again... The only tip i can give is to feed less

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Gravel vac along the surface of the substrate during water changes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2OFUS

We had a tank riddled with seed shrimp once !

We cut down feeding (and also added a feeder fish) and we also cut the light times down dramatically

Then after a couple of weeks they disapeared :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishmosy

Gotta agree, I dont see any shrimp in the vid, but plenty of seed shrimp and lots of algae (which is a good thing for shrimp). This suggests though that you might need to cut down on the amount that you feed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
salvanost

yeah, need to feed less

i will do that
 

cannot cut the light, the algae will grow less

 

i still got 2 blue both berried, don't want to make huge change for now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NoGi

Khuli loach 8-) but don't have juvi shrimp with them lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sushant

Add threading rainbows, it's the only other fish apart from Otto which is shrimp safe.

Edited by sushant

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
salvanost

kuhli loach too shy

i would prefer other loach, but it's more suitable for aquascape tank not for shrimp tank

nope, i won't add fish to shrimp tank, still to beginner to add fish to shrimp tank, i would blame the fish for shrimp death, so it's better not to use fish

Edited by salvanost

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NoGi

Fish with small mouths are usually ok. I've kept neons with mine in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sushant

Fish with small mouths are usually ok. I've kept neons with mine in the past.

That's why I suggested threadfins, haven't seen any other fish with smaller mouth. The don't even go after the shrimplets but will hover over the shrimp food to eat the food scattered by the shrimps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jenbenwren

I have the same problem with seed shrimp in one of my shrimp tanks, 1000's of them. I didn't mind when there were only a few of them, but since I started feeding powdered shrimplet food and increased how long the light was on so more algae grew in the tank, they've multiplied out of control. I'm probably over feeding as well, but the shrimp in this tank always seem hungry even though there's lots of different algae on the glass, driftwood and plants. They come scurrying from everywhere at dinner time and fight each other for the food and even the Otto's get stuck into the pellets or wafers and chase the shrimp away.

I'd like to add some threadfin rainbows, but worry they might snack on a shrimplet. Would really hate for a kk or panda shrimplet to end up as a fish snack. Also would they survive in 23C?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
salvanost

That's why I suggested threadfins, haven't seen any other fish with smaller mouth. The don't even go after the shrimplets but will hover over the shrimp food to eat the food scattered by the shrimps.

 

cory pigmy too, small mouth fish

but this fish won't eat seed shrimps

Edited by salvanost
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

any update?, did you succeed clearing these seed shrimps? The ones in my red cherry tank start to bore me...

Edited by Matuva

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Join Our Community!

    Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      Yeah, that would be about the max I would put into a tank that size. 
    • Crabby
      Yeah, mellis are extremely rare from what I've heard. Only seen them once on gumtree, but sold out by the time I enquired. Apparently some people have them from ANGFA meetings, and otherwise you can barely find them in the hobby.  Any idea whether I could fit 10 of any in a 5 gal?
    • jayc
      I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. They are all so nice.  As you said, signifer is easier to find. Don't know of any store selling mellis.
    • Crabby
      Okay, the native tank is finally happening. Not at the fishroom, but as part of my new rack. I wanna do DRN, Chameleons, and maybe DAE. I really want to use some pseudomugils though, but I can't decide which variety. I'm thinking my options are signifer, gertrudae, mellis and tenellus. Leaning towards signifer because they're easy to find, small, cheap, and the closest out of all to Vic. I would really really love to do mellis though, if someone can direct me to a source? Would mean so much to me to breed an endangered species that I adore. How many pseudomugils could I fit in the tank though? It's a 5 gal I think, dimensions are 40x23x25 (LxWxH). I was told by a signifer breeder I could fit 10 signifer into it. Tenellus would be less of course, as they are larger. Plants are bacopa monnieri and vallisneria nana (locally collected), val triptera, glosso, and maybe a flowering plant like nyphoides spongiosa.  Planning to use a natural rock/pebble substrate with some sand mixed in. Probably will use some rock hardscape, will collect those from the yarra, and have a piece of driftwood I plan to use already. Just wondering about those fish. And @Dave, when do you plan on shipping plants, shrimp and fish again? As I was probably gonna buy most of the stuff from you guys at AquaGreen. 
    • beanbag
      yup, I read this thread before posting.  I figure there must be at least two traits that are passed on to make these patterns, but don't know what they are.
×
×
  • Create New...