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Old 08-30-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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fluval chi filter for cherry shrimp?

I recently picked up a perfectly good fluval chi 5 gallon aquarium off he curb. My questions is would this kind of filter be ok for RCshrimp? I love the look and thought that since the intake is so high in the aquarium it might be ok. Has anyone done this before? They currently are in a 5 gallon standard with sponge filter, and I just don't like the look of sponge filters.
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Depends on what the filter intake looks like. If it has slots or holes, then there is a good chance that it will suck in the babies/juvees regardless of the location of the filter. Is there a way to place some type of mesh or thin foam over the filters intake? Just curious because I've seen these aquariums but not up close.


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As above, the main aim is to prevent baby RCS getting sucked up into the filter. I cover my filter inlet with and old piece of fish net and last time I cleaned the filter I still found 10 babies living in it. They were all fine and swam off into the tank when released. I would never have thought it possible, but it happened. If I use a finer mesh then it blocks up too quickly. The point being is that baby RCS are incredibly tiny.


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