Ridiculously hilarious shrimp question..
Iím laughing as I type this. I hope this bring some humour and I also hope a genius can help me solve this.
So I have a heater near the top of the tank (Iím not worried about evaporation as I run an overflow sump, water levels are always high). Evaporation happens in the sump not the tank
I have 7 blue velvet shrimps which always enjoy being in the moss and hiding places in the tank but this week all they do is hide in the heater guard. GREAT. One of them is even pregnant. Probably hiding from the dwarf gourami..
So hereís the conundrum.. Iím gonna do a water change this Saturday. With each water change, the water levels ALWAYS fall below the heater.. what are my options?
1. Leave the shrimp in the heater, just drain the water and quickly fill it back up? - drying shrimps for 5 minutes - stress
2. Take out the heater and swing around so the shrimps fall out? I doubt that happens though. High chance they will just cling on the inside. - swinging shrimps - stress
3. Remove the heater and place it on the gravel while I do the water change so water levels donít fall below the heater. Moving home shrimps - stress.
Lol this is hilarious and puzzling at the same time.
Anyone can provide an input?
I did my best to take a picture of one of them in the heater.