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Okay so I've seen a lot about not putting your hand in your shrimp tank and I was just wondering the reason for this is it all shrimp or just certain kinds

Btw this forum is awesome been glued to it for like two weeks just got rcs wanna know all I can [emoji4]

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Welcome, glad you found us!

 

I think it's mostly about the fact our hands are always covered in "stuff" (bacteria, natural skin oils, traces of things we handled that day, the soap we used to wash them, etc. etc.) and the less "stuff" we add to the tank the purer the water stays for our shrimp and other aquatic inhabitants. Using tools like clean tweezers or bamboo sticks to move stuff around in the tank keeps your hands out and makes it less likely you'll introduce something harmful or even just different to the tank.

 

Also, it's a good reminder for those of us who trend toward "tinkering" to just let things be. ;)

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I think when they say that here they are more worried about what may be on your hands, even if you washed them, that you could put in the tank.  Shrimp are so sensitive.    It can also be bad for you since you can take away nasty bacteria from inside your tank and transfer it.

 

I alway have my hands in the tank though. I just wash super good before and after and make sure if I have used soap there is no residue on my hands before it goes into the shrimp water.

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