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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Water change and ghost shrimp

I'm wondering if ghost shrimps add a lot of hassle when you change the water. Because I feel like you have to scoop those little guys out
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Uhm, not really. You do have to take them out because you could suck them up, but it isn't that bad.

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Uhm, not really. You do have to take them out because you could suck them up, but it isn't that bad.

Besides, owning them rewards you so much for that hard work!
im just scared that i would crush them during water change LOL
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Exactly. So, be careful!

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Im also wondering what if the shrimps reproduce? Then I will have tons of shrimps in my tank
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Ghost shrimp will only breed in brackish water, so no worries there!

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Ghost shrimp will only breed in brackish water, so no worries there!
cool! do i need to QT those little shrimps before i put it in the tank? And i have pebbles as my substrate do you think it is suitable for the shrimps?
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Pebbles will be fine, and i have never qt'd shrimp before... But i dont really expect them to live long. lol! ^^; I mean, i am happy when they do, but i dont get upset when they become snacks. ha ha!

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I never had a ghost shrimp getting sucked up during a water change. They always move away from the vacuum. Dont expect them to last long either cause bettas love to snack on them!

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