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shaman
29th Jul 2005, 11:39 PM
Anyway to prevent shrimps from jumping out of tank?

I notice 1 bee shrimp die in tank today
ammonia is 0.25mg/l ... no nitrate and nitrite
got another bee jump out
water temp 27, ph 7.5 to 8, kh is 3.

Gib_one
30th Jul 2005, 01:45 AM
Hi,

put something on the tank what prevent the "jumping".

your water sounds ok to me..

silane
30th Jul 2005, 03:31 AM
The best way to prevent them to jump up is to provide them with quality water and no predator going after them.

With 0.25ppm of ammonia, that could be your filter is under sized or you have high bioload.

retardo
30th Jul 2005, 03:31 AM
Ammonia should be at zero. 0.25mg/L may not sound like a lot, but it can and will affect a shrimp's health. If water conditions are optimal, shrimp should *at no point* be hanging out at the top of the tank (as if there was a lack of oxygen), nor should there be any jumping out of the tank. I would suggest a water change of 20% or so to dilute the ammonia level.

You don't make mention of what else you have in the tank (plants, driftwood, etc.). Plants in a tank make shrimp a lot more comfortable by providing hiding spaces and microalgae as a food source. Same goes for driftwood. Also, plants take the harmful ammonia/nitrate/nitrites byproducts of waste out of the water column.

How long has your tank been set up? It sounds like it's mostly cycled.

jojoecute
30th Jul 2005, 11:22 AM
Bee shrimp on training, Ninja jumping course = Failed = Landed on ground dead..

Sad to hear that brother...

Shrimp jumping is sign of bad water condition.
Ammonia zero is better, your PH to me is high side.

change some water will be great.


Anyway to prevent shrimps from jumping out of tank?

I notice 1 bee shrimp die in tank today
ammonia is 0.25mg/l ... no nitrate and nitrite
got another bee jump out
water temp 27, ph 7.5 to 8, kh is 3.

shaman
31st Jul 2005, 09:42 PM
Hi thanks for your help!

The Ph of my tap water is around 7.5 already.
There's nothing much I can do with the Ph

Ammonia now is down to 0 ppm.
However still got 2 dead bee shrimps
I found that they are very weak as compared to blue shrimps

My cherries are also weak. So far i see mosquitoes are strongest.. haha
Am I right to say that?

jojoecute
1st Aug 2005, 09:10 AM
Ever heard of Anti Ammonia Rock ?
It can clear Ammonia, Nitrate & Nitrite & mantain PH 6.5 - 7.5

I used Co2 to control my water PH, if without Co2 my water measure PH 7.8.

Last nite i shut off Co2 and place in the Anti Ammonia Rock, this morning it measure PH 7.2 without Co2. It work redue PH


Hi thanks for your help!

The Ph of my tap water is around 7.5 already.
There's nothing much I can do with the Ph

Ammonia now is down to 0 ppm.
However still got 2 dead bee shrimps
I found that they are very weak as compared to blue shrimps

My cherries are also weak. So far i see mosquitoes are strongest.. haha
Am I right to say that?

shaman
1st Aug 2005, 02:39 PM
Hi Bro,

How much is the ammonia rock?
Is it very effective?

Thanks

jojoecute
1st Aug 2005, 09:49 PM
Bought S$7.00 per pack of 500g.

My tank now without Co2 PH meas: 7.2 - which mean it really work.



Hi Bro,

How much is the ammonia rock?
Is it very effective?

Thanks

spinex
2nd Aug 2005, 03:16 AM
Bought S$7.00 per pack of 500g.

My tank now without Co2 PH meas: 7.2 - which mean it really work.

Where did u buy it ? I see that your tank is doing well why the need to get this anti ammonia rock ? Seem like i'm the one needing it more :(

Walter
2nd Aug 2005, 07:20 PM
Have a cover, don't keep fishes that swims around quickly with shrimps... It kind of stresses shrimps and made them "jet" around the tank..

Another factor is that shrimps sometimes jump due to poor water parameters, commonly lack of oxygen... Does your tank have enough aeration? :)