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Capturing Red Cherry Shrimp

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jonathan11, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    I have a bunch of red cherry shrimp in a 10 gallon tank, some of which I would like to transfer to my 46 gallon tank. I was hoping someone could suggest the best way to gather some of them up without destroying the 10? Some form of trap, perhaps?
    Thx in advance.

    Walter
     
  2. SuperColey1

    SuperColey1 Guru Class Expert

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    syphon will suck them up
     
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    If you can't capture them with 2 nets you could try the old bottle trap. Basically take a bottle cut the top off and insert in the base up side down, put in a little food and there you go. Be sure to weigh it down a bit tho otherwise the bottle will start floating around.
     
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    Thx guys, appreciate the help.

    Walter
     
  5. Matt F.

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    i use a net...let them walk inside.
     
  6. jonny_ftm

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    In a planted tank, the net for RCS will be funny and destroying...

    I make it as SuperColey1 (syphon suck). For the remaing few that will hide, empty the water (easy in a 10 gal) and curve your tank to the side where it is easier to get them (usually front of the tank). When only few millimiters of water are left on the most front part of the tank, you can just pick the trapped critters with your fingers if you like.


    Already tried it, really easy and efficient.
     
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