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Old 07-04-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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Will shrimp climb out?

I have had my 6gal eclipse tank up for over 3 months now with a 4" sand base and 8 pounds of lr, I believe my tank has cycled based on parims and I have small hitchhiker anemones growing like mad, copeopods like a bad lice infection, several rock boring worms and even a small star not only living but slowly getting bigger... tehee.
I have done my research and have choosen to create a goby-pistol shrimp "exibit". My problem is that even though we are Alaska, our summer temps have already passed 80 degrees and promise to get worse and air-conditioning is not an option. Because the lights are on for 9 hours a day (timer) and the heat generated by a mini-powerhead, I have been having a hard time keeping the temp below 83, unless the lid is open.
Having lost a beautiful eel to a slight opening in my FW, I am nervous about having a shrimp jump the ship.
Dose anyone know if SW shrimp, of the pristol shrimp variety, like to escape? Or am I safe?

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Never heard of them climbing out...

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Mine have "Swam/walked" to the top before but they arent that stupid to get out.
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Never had any of mine get out
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Old 07-04-2005, 01:52 PM   #5
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Mine have never climbed out.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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Whew! Good to know! Thanks guys
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FWIW I know cleaner shrimp and the like become immobile blobs outside of water b/c of gravity. I had a cleaner jump ship, after being in my tank for close to a year w/ no top, literally THE DAY BEFORE I added a canopy to my set up! Pistols look like they could potentially be able to function out of water, like lobsters, but I doubt one could manage an escape since they don't swim well and can't climb glass.

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