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There's an unknown shrimp in my 70L??
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Ruby2509
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)9:26    Post subject: There's an unknown shrimp in my 70L?? Reply with quote

Can anyon e answer a question for me. It has been bothering me for days.
About 2 months ago, I bought 2 Anamo Shrimps. A few weeks later when I was cleaning out my filter, I found 2 invertebrates, which was apparently my shrimps, and they were dead. This brings us to the present day, when I was once again cleaning out my filter, when I regonized a small pink object in the corner of a black filter pad. It appereared to be the carcass of another shrimp, which I later found out was 1. Just as I was netting out the carcass, out of the corner of my eye I saw some legs and they were crawling towards me!! It was yet another shrimp, this time alive and living in the filter box. I ran to get a torch to get a closer look, but when I turned on the light, it got freaked and swam down into the murky depths...
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first 2 you found were possibly molts.........as was the third...........you may still have 1 or both of the shrimp. If the actual shrimp are getting into the filter maybe a pre-filter or sponge over the intake would prevent this.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

but it is a bit scary the first times you find what you think is a dead shrimp Shocked Smile - but they seem to change 'suits' quite often, - I find these a lot.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

true it is........my crawdad died 3 or 4 times before I realized how real the molts look. Shocked
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PostPosted: 2005.04.27(Wed)10:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, what funny/interesting story. Laughing let us know when you find out what it is! of who ever can figure tihs out Smile .
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