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Ghost Shrimp crawling out of the tank
Old 07-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
 
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I think testing your actual parameters would be better than wait'n'see...

Of course, ghost shrimp are normally sold as feeders anyway, so consider them less a pet and more of a snack.

I did check them and all is well. I check them often and also change water often. Today I did a 75% water change just in case. I usually do 60% every 4-5 days. I clean the gravel each time as well. At least the part that I can get to around the live plants. Right now they are pretty thick so... only gravel around the front and back corner is deep cleaned weekly. I know water parameters can change quickly but I check mine so often it would be hard to believe anything snuck by me in that area.

The background was just curled the tiniest bit on the top corner so I suppose he could have just jumped out and fell right in the "wrong spot" or right spot depending on ones view. I just feel bad not knowing what happened as I can't easily prevent it from happening again.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
 
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sounds to me like it was a freak accident from what you've said. Funny thing (or not so funny) is that I came home from work about 20 minutes ago to find one of my ghost shrimp dead on the floor. Made it pretty far actually for an aquatic shrimp. I'm not sure how he could've even gotten out because everything is well covered. He must have gotten on a floating plant and snuck through somewhere. All my water tests out good too so I don't know. On a side note does anyone know the average lifespan of a ghost shrimp?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #13
 
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1-2 years is what I have read. Mine were under a year for sure but the ones that got out were large. Either way, I felt sad about it. I hate to think of anything suffering and I can't imagine that going that way was nice. Poor little darlings. For awhile there was breeding going on so I am guessing that the water parameters were just right for them.
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