Catching Whisker Shrimp in heavily planted tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Natives2WI, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    Is there a trap I coudl build to easily catch these jerks? They were supposed to be a smaller species that doesn't prey on fish, well that is wrong as they have caught some of my gertrude rainbows. Looking to get them out asap without taking apart the tank again (if I have to, i will as I can always re-set it up.. or if Chris's 29 biocube is good, I could set that up.)

    LMK what you think.
  2. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    You could treat the tank with copper the rainbows will survive and the shrimps will die.
  3. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    but i got snails in there that I want to live, plus eggs/baby fish that have been hatching (and most likely getting eaten)

    REVTODD Active Member Staff Member

    Bottle trap

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