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coderpitt
06-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Do shrimp tanks require a lid? Short of getting custom glass cut, the 30+ year old lid is sagging in in poor shape (plastic)... so I'm wondering if I really need to keep them covered unless they're jumpers... right now it's ghost shrimp and guppies.

Luiz
06-01-2012, 04:24 PM
I have neocaridina species and none have jumped yet.

3 tanks and not lids.

If want keep prawn, yes they need heavy lid, otherwise will scape.

biggin
06-01-2012, 04:49 PM
I have had plenty of shrimp jump over the years...

I tend to think they are jumpers.

Luiz
06-01-2012, 05:05 PM
I have had plenty of shrimp jump over the years...

I tend to think they are jumpers.

Interesting, Cherries too ?

Until now I have no jumpers. I keep Cherries, Blue pearl, yellow and fire red.

I have seen some climbing the net I left hanging over the tank.

biggin
06-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Mostly Cherries...

Not uncommon at all to come in and find a few dried up on the ground... no telling how many the dogs have eaten.

Luiz
06-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Mostly Cherries...

Not uncommon at all to come in and find a few dried up on the ground... no telling how many the dogs have eaten.

Thank you for the info.

Warlock
06-01-2012, 08:17 PM
i have never seen my shrimp jump out..

DEMonte1997
06-04-2012, 10:14 AM
I've had a few prawn tanks and they usually don't attempt to escape unless something is chasing them around the tank. If you keep crays then a top is mandatory. Depending on the size of tank, you could just get a cheap steal mesh reptile screen. Or a glass/plastic top.

FishDaddy
06-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Ive picked dried shrimp from around all of my shrimp tanks. They can and will jump, especially if they are startled.

samamin
06-04-2012, 07:40 PM
Ive had cherries jump before, so I bought glass tops.. Keeps evaporation soooooo much lower.

mstep24
06-04-2012, 07:58 PM
I've had tons of ghost shrimp happily leaping to their deaths.

k20z3
06-04-2012, 08:55 PM
I used to have an open top with cherries, I would always find a few dried ones here and there on the floor. I have a glass top on my crystal red tank, but the back is open. I've never found any dried ones on the floor. Maybe just the cherries are looking for carpet surfing adventures?

coderpitt
06-06-2012, 03:10 PM
I have one tank with ghost shrimp right now and I can't tell if anyone has lept because i have a cat who would happily love snaicks like that.

Luiz
06-06-2012, 03:24 PM
I have one tank with ghost shrimp right now and I can't tell if anyone has lept because i have a cat who would happily love snaicks like that.

Hummm, my wife has 2 cats. Maybe explains why I did not find any dried shrimp. :rolleyes:

praxis5624
06-06-2012, 03:58 PM
I have kept Crystal Reds, Tigers and many others that while doing my extensive cleaning every 6 months I have found some dried up on the floor. They all are able to jump and I have seen shrimp come out of the water on leaves of plants and go back in after a few minutes. Buy some glass tops cut to size at Lowes. I dont think Home Depot cuts glass anymore, in my area.

juice04
06-06-2012, 04:17 PM
U can always use egg crate for cheaper alternative to glass

biggin
06-06-2012, 04:23 PM
U can always use egg crate for cheaper alternative to glass

Shrimp jump through it...