is a hood needed?

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by josh11551, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    i have a tank set up for maybe shrimp and wanted to know if they need a hood..
  2. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah all fish and shrimp can be jumpers so you probaly need a hood
  3. ilikefishValued MemberMember

    The shrimp generally shouldn't try to escape but its happened before where they jump... I wouldn't advise going hood-less...
  4. Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    if its for the planted tank i would got hood-less. other wise you will be cutting out alot of the wave length to your plants.. JMHO
  5. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Personally, I would say yes, you should have a hood. there are other reasons except jumping to have one. It helps with evaporation, and keeps contaminants out of the tank.
  6. Betta WhispererWell Known MemberMember

    I don't have a top on my shrimp tank but I keep the water level down.
  7. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    Is there any way i can make a makeshift hood out of plastic wrap? I only ask this becase the tank s a 15 gallon bowfront it was meant to be used as a reptile aquarium and had a screen top but they never used it and i want to order a hood but it may take a while and thought since it is an HOB filter there would be enough air from the filter and enough room to put shrimp food into the Tank if i could do that...
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2010

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