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Old 12-03-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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Shrimp Walkabouts

I started out with 5 Amano Shrimp.

Now after 5 weeks I only have 2. The thing is there are no bodies in the tank and no fish big enough to eat them.

However yesterday on the carpet some 3 metres from my tank next to the wall I find a shriveled up corpse of a shrimp.


How and why have they left the tank and walked that far from my tank. Has this been known to happen?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
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i call them roaches they drive me crazy. they can jump from the tank and crawl.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:08 AM   #3
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You mean you call Amano Shrimp roaches? So you have had a similar thing happen?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:12 AM   #4
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when ever i am packing them they jump right as i pour them in. then they crawl around.
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i've had some jumpers too. and yeah they can crawl away too. they can jump away anytime but i've heard that when you first put them in your tank you should keep it covered for a week or two till they get used to your tank.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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Mine would eat at the top of my tank then get spooked and jump out (I think). I dont know how or why but I have found many a shrimp on the floor. You can try to block all ways out but my tank was covered and they got out.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:54 PM   #7
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Found one shrimp (dead) last week behind my tank.. Tank has a glass top, so it jumped from the back where the HOB is... Sneaky buggers
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Me too, those idiots can cruise a pretty good way before they croak. And roaches is about the most accurate description Ive ever heard of them.
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