Tips For Moving Shrimp To New Tank

Jellibeen

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I have a colony of snowball cherry shrimp in a 10 gallon. I am planning on moving them into a 15 gallon column tank sometime in the next few weeks. The tank has been set up for at least a month now. It has good algae growth and live plants. I am switching the old filter into the new tank, as well as some of the driftwood, rocks, and plants.

What i am most concerned about is actually moving the shrimp over. Do i just catch them in a shrimp net, add to them to a bucket of old tank water, then slowly acclimate them to the new tank water? The tank water will be very similar, but the gh/kh is going to be a little different though i am currently working on increasing the gH/kH in the new tank. I think it may be best to do this over the course of a few days. I am concerned i will miss some shrimp so giving myself a few days to catch any stragglers may be good. After i move the shrimp over, my betta will go into the 10 gallon. I don't want to move him in immediately lest he make any lost shrimp into snacks.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have a colony of snowball cherry shrimp in a 10 gallon. I am planning on moving them into a 15 gallon column tank sometime in the next few weeks. The tank has been set up for at least a month now. It has good algae growth and live plants. I am switching the old filter into the new tank, as well as some of the driftwood, rocks, and plants.

What i am most concerned about is actually moving the shrimp over. Do i just catch them in a shrimp net, add to them to a bucket of old tank water, then slowly acclimate them to the new tank water? The tank water will be very similar, but the gh/kh is going to be a little different though i am currently working on increasing the gH/kH in the new tank. I think it may be best to do this over the course of a few days. I am concerned i will miss some shrimp so giving myself a few days to catch any stragglers may be good. After i move the shrimp over, my betta will go into the 10 gallon. I don't want to move him in immediately lest he make any lost shrimp into snacks.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
What you described thinking about doing sounds right.
 
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