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Old 04-25-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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Idiot Shrimp Question

Just got back from HEB w/ my shrimp and got to thinking....we're supposed to get the whole shrimp right? The one the lady gave me was pretty **** big and has the shell and antennas still. This is what I need right? Just wanted to make sure before I droppped it in there.
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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Is it moving? What kind if shrimp did you get?
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haha no its dead, just a regular un seasoned shrimp
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Hmm, Id let it acclimate and then let it loose in the tank. Will say that I havent heard of a seasoned shrimp though!
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its dead...im trying to start my cycle I just didnt know if i needed to remove the shell and stuff.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:22 PM   #6
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Make sure to use the drip method before you introduce it to your main tank as inverts are very sensative to changes in water perameters.

I crack myself up. As long as it is from the fish market section - that's what you need. Just a raw dead shrimp - that's it. Throw it in.

Oh, and I believe unseasoned shrimp accept bottom feeder pellets.
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OH and you won't see much of him as unseasoned shrimp usually hide under rocks during the day.


MAN, I can't get enough of this dead shrimp gag.

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LOL! I hope you plan on researching compatible tank mates
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Wow, pick on the newb.
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Yeah make sure its not a Mantis Shrimp as well, or he will eat your fish and inverts.

You guys made my day. Anyway, i took the shell off of mine, but i dont think it matters. If you dont take off the shell it will probably decay off and stick to your powerheads.
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