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Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:17 Jul 2019 17:16
by Vorteil
Ok so while looking in my 5g I noticed something swimming quickly through the tank. Racing around was a gammarus shrimp or scud. It's a freshwater crustacean. I think I figured out how it got in there. I have a turkey baster that I use on my tanks to suck up any unwanted items. I have scuds in all of my FW shrimp tanks. I like them & they're fun to watch. They don't harm the tank & feed and dead & decaying plant material. Great live food souce for fish. I believe it was in the turkey baster when I used it to remove some of the baby MTS snails in the tank. I will try to remove it when I get a chance. There are salt water versions of scuds as well.
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Re: Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:18 Jul 2019 05:27
by opae ula related
Neat. They hide in the Opae ula tank?

Re: Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:18 Jul 2019 16:46
by Vorteil
It was just one I think that accidently got in there. Didn't see it last night. Maybe it died.

Re: Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:05 Jun 2020 06:10
by opaeforever
Vorteil wrote: 17 Jul 2019 17:16 Ok so while looking in my 5g I noticed something swimming quickly through the tank. Racing around was a gammarus shrimp or scud. It's a freshwater crustacean. I think I figured out how it got in there. I have a turkey baster that I use on my tanks to suck up any unwanted items. I have scuds in all of my FW shrimp tanks. I like them & they're fun to watch. They don't harm the tank & feed and dead & decaying plant material. Great live food souce for fish. I believe it was in the turkey baster when I used it to remove some of the baby MTS snails in the tank. I will try to remove it when I get a chance. There are salt water versions of scuds as well.
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i have some in one of my tank, hitchhiker from some marine algae.
i quickly remove them all(took quite sometime) as i suspect them will prey on the opae larvae and small baby as they can growth to 0.6cm and larger.

Re: Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:15 Jun 2020 21:59
by odin
Interesting, I notice things that shouldn’t be in the tank now and again but they never live for very long.

Re: Got Something To Survive In Brackish Water

PostPosted:17 Jun 2020 07:33
by Vorteil
Currently have seed shrimp pop up in one of the tanks.

https://www.reddit.com/r/shrimptank/com ... aiian_red/