OOPS!! No acclimatization for new shrimp

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  1. *Philip*

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    Hi guys

    I bought a dancing shrimp today. When I got home, I opened the lid of my tank to put the bag in the water. The bag hit a sharp corner on the tank and tore a hole. Before I could find the hole, the shrimp made his escape through the hole and straight into the tank.

    Do you guys think he will be OK?
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    He might, only time will tell, although if you have any corals in your tank you'll probably be glad if he doesn't survive, they are known to eat certain corals.
     
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    probably wont make it as most inverts (if not all) require a long acclimation time, around 3-4 hours
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    You may be okay, depending on salinity and temp of your tank compared to LFS.
     
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    @Tremayn
    Thats only if there is a difference between the 2 systems if the 2 systems had the exact salinity you dont need a long drip time
     
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    if you are lucky :)
     
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    lets be optomistic and say he will be ok.. but i am happy you are concerned.. in future rather use a small bucket with airline and a air regulator valve and drip acclimate to avoid it from happening again.. perhaps with a more expensive purchase.. but all life should be viewed equally regardless of cost..

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    I would say if you see it wondering around and it looks fine then you have nothing to worry about, from what I have seen inverts being introduced without being acclimatised to a system with a difference in salinity usually show signs of stress staight away and die within a few minutes.
     
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    Hmmm I have also heard this, but I have also heard that they are actually better at curbing aptasia than Peppermint shrimps...maybe pro's and cons to keeping them?
     
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    Friend of mine's dancing shrimp chows his mushrooms like they are honey covered pancakes:p
     
  12. *Philip*

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    Can not find the little guy. He's probably hiding. Will look again later.




    I always drip, but I found that the water goes ice cold when I put the bag in a bucket, so I put some tank water on top of the tank and the bag inside the tank. That way the water dripping in will change to the temp of the tank.
     
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    He will survive, I have 15 shrimp(boxers,fire an cleaners) and I never acclimitize more than half hour.... They doing perfect for almost a year now..... What I do is, I only buy from 1 supplier tho, so my tank an their tanks salinity is almost exactly the same.....
     
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    Its not only salinty or temperature. Ph so plays an important role. Why play with its life and your $.
    Put the bvucket inside the sump. That will keep the temp the same. I clip the bag with clothes pegs in the sump. And drip with a medical drip. A lot easier to set.
     
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    If its still alive this morning, then you are lucky
     
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  16. *Philip*

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    FOUND him, he's fine and doing well. WHOOHOO :slayer:
     
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    cool,
     
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