ShrimpStuff.com Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by tonmo, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    This thread is available for customers of ShrimpStuff.com, where you can buy live shrimp online, shipped direct overnight. General questions, feedback, care instructions, etc., can go here.

    Individual customer service inquiries should be directed to shrimp@shrimpstuff.com, or call 215-606-8977. Thanks!
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I've added a poll to this thread to get a feel for people's experiences in feeding shrimp to their octos...
     
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    binaryterror GPO Registered

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    I dont have my Octo YET but I am going to feed him thawed shrimp and live crabs, and clams every once in awhile.
     
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    I WISH I OWNED AN OCTO, BUT I DON'T!!!!
     
  5. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    how many shrimp can you fit per gallon? i wanna see how many can healthily live in my 20 gallon tank. its flatter than usual.
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I just answered this for a customer recently -- according to our shrimp aquaculturist, for a twenty gallon tank with good filtration and good water changes, one should be able to keep 60 to 100 one inch shrimp without much issue. Any more could be problematic. Basically, five shrimp per gallon should be a normal stocking density providing there is good filtration and water changes are made regularly.
     
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    so how many crabs per galllon?
     
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    If you 're speaking of fiddlers, which are readily available from the Aquaculture Store, you don't keep them in water. They will live for several weeks in water, but actually they live in the sand right along the shore, so keeping them where they have both a dry area and water is what they need. I've tried a large flat bowl (turtle bowl?) with some rock islands. You can keep 12 comfortably in that bowl. You can also take a large, flat container and fill it with several inches of sand, then sink a little plastic container as the "pool". Keep the sand damp with 1/2 salt water, 1/2 RO/DI water. The fiddlers will bury in the sand.

    In both cases we're talking about keeping them in a separate area from your tank.

    If you have ocean crabs, such as hermit crabs, you can put quite a few of the small ones into a tank your size.

    Nancy
     
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    so would a mini pool work aswell?
     
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    Hey everybody... I'm closing my ShrimpStuff.com shop! It was a good experiment while it lasted, but I will be repurposing that site for something different... If you are in the market for live shrimp, please contact shrimp@pahrump.com directly (my supplier).
     
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