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How to get rid of freshwater shrimp?

schaferschafer Posts: 291 Baller
Had just a few last year. This year they are everywhere already. And getting as big as an inch long. Anybody have experience with this? How do I get rid of them? Seem to be worst around the shallow areas. I think the scientific name for them is "hyalella azteca"
Thanks in advance
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  • schaferschafer Posts: 291 Baller
    It was suggested I try bluestone in the water. Told it would remove all the oxygen? That might be a bad thing though.
    Quest for the Purple Loop
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  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 953 Crazy Baller
    Scampi
  • skiepskiep Posts: 272 Solid Baller
    Copper Sulfate
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,218 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2016
    Bluestone -- Copper Sulfate same thing. CuSO4. As you can see it has oxygen. As far as killing fish, etc. it depends on the alkalinity level of the water. Lower alkalinity will produce greater kill levels of fish. And that about all I know about copper sulfate, except it's mostly used to control algae. In light of @Jody_Seal's comment below, I felt the need to edit this. "That's all I have to say about that"
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 123 Baller
    Why do you want to get rid of them? I thought they just ate decaying plant material keeping your water clean.
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,218 Crazy Baller
    Yep, shrimp are bottom feeders aren't they?
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,368 Mega Baller
    Shrimp: You can fry them, Blacken them, grill them, sauté them, bake them, roast them, you can make shrimp cocktail, shrimp scampi, shrimp po-boy, Shrimp...............................
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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,830 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Just a few minutes per side in a no-stick with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Throw them over parmesan or alfredo pasta. Super quick, easy meal!
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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  • skiepskiep Posts: 272 Solid Baller
    COPPER SULFATE
  • DmaxJC_skiDmaxJC_ski Posts: 346 Solid Baller
    Idk how many of these you guys would want or have to eat but up here in Alberta this is what our freshwater shrimp consist of.... And the "beaver fever" comes as an added bonus 2-4 hours after consumption.... Lol




  • BoozeBooze Posts: 315 Baller
    Stock the lake with bass?
  • schaferschafer Posts: 291 Baller
    @DmaxJC_ski pictures are correct. I'd wager they Are not making my water clean by any stretch. And I'm sure they taste awful. @skiep I'd need a lot wouldn't I? It's a natural body of water. Probably 30 acres. @Booze that would work. But I don't think the bass could make it through the winter.
    Quest for the Purple Loop
  • skiepskiep Posts: 272 Solid Baller
    wow yes thats a lot of water. Maybe do just the area in question?
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,830 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    We have lots of bass here in southern Canada (Minnesota) and many of our lakes are fairly shallow.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • DmaxJC_skiDmaxJC_ski Posts: 346 Solid Baller
    Sustainable resources stocked a number of lakes in Alberta in the early 80's with small mouth and they didn't survive, we could sneak some pike or perch over that way though..... ;) you'd have to keep it on the DL though, you wouldn't be very popular with the resource officer
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 862 Crazy Baller
    Call Bubba Gump!
    Ski it if you can!!!!
    schafer
  • schaferschafer Posts: 291 Baller
    Haha. I love all the awesome responses. It's between 3ft and 7 ft deep. I've been told they stocked it with fish 15 years ago and they didn't survive. I'm gonna try some copper sulphate around the dock area and see if I notice any change. (The price is right as I know some farmers)
    Quest for the Purple Loop
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