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Old 03-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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Need quick reply how long shrimp can live in baggie?

Ow long can shrimp live In bag
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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I've never shipped but I know they do pretty well as long as they have plants to cling to and the bag has proper water to air ratio. They are pretty low impact. Depending on species and size.
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Make sure the air had a high oxygen level and the bag has a plant and they should be God for about 48-72 hrs.
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If you're driving home from a store with them, it's about an hour unless they use high quality bags, which most lfs do not.
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I'm going to have to respectfully disagree... shrimp (if bagged properly) should last days in bags.
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That's for shipping, right? If you purchase from a store, can you still leave them in there for days?

I'd just like to clarify as I've always been told, and read on numerous forums, that the 1 hour limit is it for store purchases.
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I'm going to have to respectfully disagree... shrimp (if bagged properly) should last days in bags.
I'm guessing this is in breather bags?

Or standard bags pumped with pure 02?

Actually could you tell me the method you would use for future reference? thanks
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I'm guessing this is in breather bags?

Or standard bags pumped with pure 02?

Actually could you tell me the method you would use for future reference? thanks
I typically ship small juvies in bags with adults so I go ahead and use breather bags just to keep the small ones from getting stuck in the folds of the bag.

In bags with O2 (which I use for larger shrimp like Amanos) they also do fine for days. I choose which bag I want based on the size of what I'm shipping.

In bags filled with room air (by an air pump) they will still last for days.

I will mention that it is always a good idea to get your shrimp out of the bags as soon as you can. Don't leave them sitting in bags just because it is possible.
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Awesome thanks!!
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Thanks for the clarification.

At my lfs, they don't even pump air of any kind into the bag. They just grab it quickly towards the top, so whatever air is contained, that's all you get.
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