Saltwater ghost shrimps/Yabbies

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  • #6660
    yellowfin
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    Has anyone got any tips for keeping these guys alive? I got some on Wednesday night, they were alive last night, then I got home today and they were all dead and starting to smell, not sure if they’ll make a good bait now or not. I guess either the water ran out of oxygen, or the water got toxic from their own urine/faeces.

    They’re extremely easy to gather, if the beach is quite wet it’s not uncommon to get 5-7 shrimps in one suck of an alvey bait pump, though I only keep the big males.

    #11239
    yellowfin
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    chuck them in a bucked of water with a few inches of sand in the bottom ithin will work for a day or 2 or 3

    #11240
    yellowfin
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    I had them in a bowl with sand and seawater.. I guess a bucket would be better, more water = more oxygen and less concentration of toxins.

    #11266
    fishsnatcher
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    Yeah and if yu want them to last longer change the water out OFTEN otherwhys the do die quite quickly, and keep them in a cool place.

    Not exactly 5 star service but it should do the trick.

    Then you can keep them in there for ages.

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