Acclimating Shrimp To A Brackish Tank

Discussion in 'Brackish Tanks Forum' started by aurion, Jul 30, 2019.

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    I have a new 20 gallon tank with a specific gravity of 1.003-1.004. I want to populate with Amano shrimp, but I'm reluctant to buy a tank for quarantine and wait for it to cycle. Does anyone have experience successfully acclimating these shrimp to a low end brackish tank straight from the store? Apparently people drip acclimate for 24 hours, so I was thinking of trying that.
     
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    As far as I'm aware only ammano larva needs brackish water to develop, keeping adults in brackish is something I've not heard of
     
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    Interesting... I've seen online that Amano and ghost shrimps can be kept at weak specific gravity (around 1.003). Surely someone out there has kept shrimp in a brackish tank before? I've seen someone on YouTube with ghost shrimp in a brackish tank where the shrimp grew to be massive, probably thanks to the extra calcium in the water.
     
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