Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Forum for discuss freshwater/ Brackish Invertebrates.
Shrimpheaven
New Star of AquaPetZ!
New Star of AquaPetZ!
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:17 pm
Location: Bangalore
Contact:

Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby Shrimpheaven » Tue May 10, 2016 1:19 am

Hello All,

Tonight I experienced a wonder may be few people reading already tried . my shrimps tanks were infested by Seed shrimps . I initially thought they were harmless and after reading blogs i stopped feeding to get rid of them not knowing how devastating they could be . Third day I saw one of my shrimplet dead and these creatures feeding on shrimp . I assumed they might be eating the dead shrimp. Today I came from work just was looking at the tank and saw few seed shrimps chasing CRS and they enter the belly part in 20 minutes the shrimp died .
I did not know what to do time 1 AM in the morning just read some blogs I have few bosemani three months old fry's . All I did was introduce one of them in tank looks like he is loving seed shrimps . 10 minutes to introduction I saw him happily hunting down seed shrimps in20 minutes i could only see few . I introduced mountain minnow in another tank looks like he is also loving them . Feasting like any thing .



User avatar
SCORPIO
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10350
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:01 am
Location: Delhi, India
Contact:

Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue May 10, 2016 3:59 pm

Many fishes eats seed shrimps. But I dont know that they are harmful for the shrimps.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. This is the way to success.”

...................Swami Vivekananda

User avatar
sushant
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2881
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:36 am
Location: Faridabad, Haryana
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby sushant » Tue May 10, 2016 8:07 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Many fishes eats seed shrimps. But I dont know that they are harmful for the shrimps.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

This is new to me too :oops:

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
Sushant

Shrimpheaven
New Star of AquaPetZ!
New Star of AquaPetZ!
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:17 pm
Location: Bangalore
Contact:

Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby Shrimpheaven » Tue May 10, 2016 10:30 pm

Thanks Even i did not realize until i saw them do that i should have caught a video . any ways i only thought that planarias attack shrimp now seed shrimps too .

syed.ali
Aspiring Star of AquapetZ!
Aspiring Star of AquapetZ!
Posts: 1154
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:27 pm
Location: New Delhi

Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby syed.ali » Wed May 11, 2016 5:28 pm

i used to suck them out using syringe and pipe and feed them to fishes.

User avatar
devchitra
Aspiring Star of AquapetZ!
Aspiring Star of AquapetZ!
Posts: 1144
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 3:38 pm
Location: Ghaziabad

Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby devchitra » Sat May 14, 2016 3:16 pm

I also not aware with the fact.

Shrimpheaven
New Star of AquaPetZ!
New Star of AquaPetZ!
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:17 pm
Location: Bangalore
Contact:

Re: Seed shrimp infestation ? - solution

Unread postby Shrimpheaven » Mon May 16, 2016 11:29 pm

Same here all these days I Thought seed shrimps were Friendly , Stop feeding them for some days you will see the population of shrimplets and shrimps coming down the your aquarium , You will not be able to see them attack the shrimps unless you have a bare tank . Same with PLANARIA they attack shrimps too .