10-30-2011, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Andarial
Ok so I finally got my Red Cherry Shrimp for my puffer tank and surprisingly all five survived and none have been eaten o.o I am so happy ^^ but there is an issue. There are eggs under several of the females, I think I have two males and three females, anyway they are sure to drop soon because they came with them and I was wondering what I should do with my filter in order to stop the babies from being sucked up? I know some of them will get eaten by the puffers but I hope since I have so many plants in one corner that it will give the babies enough cover. I don't know if it will work but I definitely know that the filter won't help. So what should I do?
By the way, I've fallen in love with the little guys, they have turned such a dark red. They must be happy because of all the left over plant matter and stuff to scavenge. <3 they add such a nice amount of color to the tank for such little guys.
I have a number of RCS in a 5 gallon, that I one day will have to put some of them over to my other tanks, because they are breeding like crazy. They will likely get eaten, so I know the feeling, as I hate to see those cute little thing get eaten. I bought a fluval foam intake cover to keep babies from getting up in the filter. They are green and are the size of a flea. You could also just take a mesh bag and tie it over the filter intake. The fluval intake cover was like $3.74. I see my little guys eating off that, so they are taking food/debris that gets stuck on the intake.