01-28-2006, 02:43 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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| | Amano Acclimation
So the Amano deal went down very well. I feel a bit bad for the nice girl at A&E that had to net out and count all 100+ shrimp but that's her job, right? Matt said he had difficulty keeping them alive for very long and Jack mentioned a similar problem today when I arrived at Rob's house. We agreed that a very slow, gradual "float" was best. Mine have been floating since around 4pm with 20ml of tank water being added every 15min. So far there is only one DOA, but it was already dead when I left Rob's house. I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep this up, but it's going to be at least 10pm before I consider putting them in the tank. Now normally when I get fish from my cousin's shop, I just dump everything into my tank, water and all. Should I add the A&E store water too or strain the shrimp off in a plastic colander? The cherry barbs and marci rainbows were netted out with no store water added to their respective tanks.
I would like to hear from Matt, Damon, and Russ on their experience with acclimating their new shrimp.