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Old 03-21-2018, 09:52 PM   #1
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Shrimps without Air Pump or Filter?

I am having a skittles tank. Having both Neocaridinas and Cardinas. Now I want to remove Neocaridinas. I will give to store for free but I need to put them somewhere for the time being. I bought a small plastic tank from LFS. Can I keep neocaridinas in it if it doesn't have any filter or air pump. I mean without any oxygen. Neocaridinas are like maybe only 15. Can I just put some Moss in it and transfer neocaridinas to them? Will add every day whenever I can catch them. Please advise is it OK to keep shrimps without any oxygen formation. Tank won't have any lid and temperature will be good as they require.

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It "should" be fine, but some sort of water movement would be better to promote proper gas exchange.
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It "should" be fine, but some sort of water movement would be better to promote proper gas exchange.
Water will be still. Because I may keep shrimps in it for maximum two weeks. Maybe adding a glass of fresh water daily will help?
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Water will be still. Because I may keep shrimps in it for maximum two weeks. Maybe adding a glass of fresh water will help?
It's more so for CO2 out and O2 in to the water, because shrimp aren't amssive producers of CO2 I think it "should" be okay, but again, a small source of movement would be preferred. I would think after 2 weeks there would be a pretty thick biofilm on the surface. even an airline, or a small fan over the water surface.
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Is it possible to put the neos in a smaller breeder container that floats in the main tank?
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I keep orange Borneo and red cherry shrimp in a tank with no water movement. There’s also fish and snails including ottos. No oxygen issues noted. Granted I have live plants.
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I keep orange Borneo and red cherry shrimp in a tank with no water movement. There’s also fish and snails including ottos. No oxygen issues noted. Granted I have live plants.
What size tank tho? More water = more room for O2 storage and more surface area for improved gas exchange.
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It’s 85 litres. The surface is virtually covered in duckweed and the remnants of a thin biofilm that the ottos have all but polished off.
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Thanks a lot guys for the suggestions. I think I can remove one glass of water daily and will add one glass of new fresh water so they won't have oxygen problems. I noticed some babies in tank too. Will need to wait for them to grow. Not very easy task as I was expecting.
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Thanks a lot guys for the suggestions. I think I can remove one glass of water daily and will add one glass of new fresh water so they won't have oxygen problems. I noticed some babies in tank too. Will need to wait for them to grow. Not very easy task as I was expecting.
it took me a month to rid my 10 gallon of blue velvet's. nothing in the tank but 2" of fluval stratum. I think you have a big task ahead of yourself
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Yes I also thought so specially now after I seen babies.
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it took me a month to rid my 10 gallon of blue velvet's.
I have a question that if two blue velvet mate will there babies be blue? I have fantasy blue which I want to keep with Caridinas because I like there intense blue. So just making sure if the frys will be blue or not.
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I have a question that if two blue velvet mate will there babies be blue? I have fantasy blue which I want to keep with Caridinas because I like there intense blue. So just making sure if the frys will be blue or not.
Blue neo's are the most uselessly named shrimp out there... the naming is very inaccurate among blue verities. So, if 2 true blue velvets (from the same gene line) bred, yes the shrimplets would be blue.

My blue velvets were a lighter blue, some females dark blue, but mostly light blue, the shrimplets started off red/orange and then transitions to blue after a week or so. So yes, the babies will be blue. Unless they mated with a non-blue velvet gene line. There was the odd blue rhili mixed, maybe 1/100 of the offspring would have some blue rhili mixed in.
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The keeping moss with the shrimp and having light for the plant, even a light bulb or daylight for the moss to make 02. I have previously kept shrimp that way for years.

Feed very sparingly. As to not poison the tank with ammonia.

Once had found a little shrimp which grew up for a couple months in a plastic cup of water and gravel which had been in the end of a scoop of stuff I removed from the tank, and it got lost behind something else.

I had no idea there was a shrimp until the water had almost dried up to the substrate and I found the cup and saw something move! It had to of been a little baby and grew up to almost grown up size, good thing there was muck in the water for the little guy to survive. Not ideal of course.
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Blue neo's are the most uselessly named shrimp out there... the naming is very inaccurate among blue verities. So, if 2 true blue velvets (from the same gene line) bred, yes the shrimplets would be blue.

My blue velvets were a lighter blue, some females dark blue, but mostly light blue, the shrimplets started off red/orange and then transitions to blue after a week or so. So yes, the babies will be blue. Unless they mated with a non-blue velvet gene line. There was the odd blue rhili mixed, maybe 1/100 of the offspring would have some blue rhili mixed in.
Thanks a lot ZXC for the detailed reply. I will keep the blue ones in tank. Will see how it goes.
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The keeping moss with the shrimp and having light for the plant, even a light bulb or daylight for the moss to make 02. I have previously kept shrimp that way for years.

Feed very sparingly. As to not poison the tank with ammonia.

Once had found a little shrimp which grew up for a couple months in a plastic cup of water and gravel which had been in the end of a scoop of stuff I removed from the tank, and it got lost behind something else.

I had no idea there was a shrimp until the water had almost dried up to the substrate and I found the cup and saw something move! It had to of been a little baby and grew up to almost grown up size, good thing there was muck in the water for the little guy to survive. Not ideal of course.
Thanks a lot Ma'am. That's very interesting story. Glad that little guy was saved. I am learning every day Something new
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