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What is this alien in my shrimp tank?

I found it is the German "Kleiner Schneckenegel" (Alboglossiphonia heteroclita, synonym: Glossiphonia heteroclita) which is a kind of leech. They eat snails and other related kind of animals....
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

There are many different types of aquarium crayfish, that have different levels of activity, aggression, size, and feeding habits, as well as different individual personalities, so its hard to say ...
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Can I keep crayfish and guppy fish together in a tank?

As others have said, crayfish would be an inappropriate fish to keep with your current selection. As an alternative to crayfish you might want to look at giant fan shrimp (Atya gabonensis). They look ...
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Can a shrimp be a pet?

Yes, you can keep shrimps in your tank, but you will want to keep shrimps away from predatory fish if you want them to reproduce. The first thing to do is to set up your tank and cycle it properly. ...
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What is the least painful way to kill a shrimp

The process might be irrelevant due to the brain size/incapacity to feel pain as pointed out in @MSU_Bulldog's answer. Since precise cutting with a sharp blade into the brain is not an option as it ...
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What is this white layer growing in the snail shell's entrance?

This is totally normal. It's dried up slime to conserve moisture. The snails will hibernate in this. My snails are hibernating too right now, but I wake them up once a week to feed them. To remove it ...
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Do Snails Need to be Acclimated to Aquarium?

Snails are generally much more resistant to water changes than fish (and definitely shrimp). So I would not bother to acclimate them, or definitely not for the same duration as with fish or shrimps. ...
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Aquaponics: lobsters, clams, oysters and tilapia all in the same tank?

Producing these for food is not something to "stumble" upon. About the easiest thing on your list is tilapia, and you are probably not aware that all tilapia in the USA and Canada food markets are ...
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Why is my hermit crab more active after passing away of his fellow crab?

Hermit crabs are known to fight, so this might be a result of it feeling safer now once the other one is gone. Lots of crustaceans have problems living close to each other, and one can see this in ...
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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

Is this something you have done before? I’m guessing you initially found eggs on the leaves of a plant such as Milkweed. If you have done this before, did you place a stick across the container so ...
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How to prepare a pond for crayfish?

To keep crayfish in your pond you first need to create hiding places; you can use rocks to build these or use plastic tubes. The ones used for plumbing or drainage are good; they need to be 20-30cm ...
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