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    shrimp

    hi all
    is it possible to keep fresh water shrimp alive at home for a long time say 3 to 4 weeks if so how is it dome
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    Re: shrimp

    Those freshwater shrimps are hard to keep alive for an extended period. What I do is put some in a cleaned out margarine tub to about half full and put a little bit of water in with them and freeze them.

    Alternatively you can try putting them in a fish tank that's aerated or try buckets with a portable aeration device. You will get some casualties because shrimps don't survive for long once they are out of the water.

    Try to fed them with a small amount of grated carrot and if you notice that they are eating it fed them more as you see it disappearing.

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    Re: shrimp

    We have a 4ft fish tank with yabbies in it, we threw some shrimp in after a fishing trip in January this year and they lasted 6+ months. The yabbies eventually got them. We feed them with Crab Cuisine from the pet shop, the shrimp would grab the food no problem.

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    Re: shrimp

    Quote Originally Posted by BrisManny View Post
    We have a 4ft fish tank with yabbies in it, we threw some shrimp in after a fishing trip in January this year and they lasted 6+ months. The yabbies eventually got them. We feed them with Crab Cuisine from the pet shop, the shrimp would grab the food no problem.
    what temp did you have the water at
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    Re: shrimp

    Just room temp, no heater or anything. Water is from our rain water tank, no other chemicals or anything added to the water.

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