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I have two tanks on a rack sitting to next each other, almost touching. One tank has RCS and tangerine tigers and the other has OEBT and Carbon Rili. I have never transferred anything from one tank to the other, ever. But in the last 6 weeks I have found one OEBT and one Rili in the RCS tank and its such a jungle with moss/plants that I have no idea if there are others in there.

 So my really dumb question is, can shrimp crawl out of a tank and go into another? I have no idea how they got in the RCS tank

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No question is dumb. I can say I've seen them jump quite far out of my glass shimp catcher.  So yeah I think it is very possible. 

Do you think they can crawl up and around an HMF and into the back side? I cant see the back side because it up against the wall.

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Would not know. Never used that type of filrer. But..... I have had them crawl though sponge and end up in the sump or in other tanks in the system.  Didn't Jeff Goldblum in jurassic park say life will find a way?  Not that you have a dinosaur tank......... I hope.  :D

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Are the tanks covered? I know they can climb up the filter because people say using it to devide a tank isn't a good idea or they will mix. Pretty sure if the tanks are close enough that a shrimp could walk across without having to climb down one tank and back up the other then they could tank hope.

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Are the tanks covered? I know they can climb up the filter because people say using it to devide a tank isn't a good idea or they will mix. Pretty sure if the tanks are close enough that a shrimp could walk across without having to climb down one tank and back up the other then they could tank hope.

80% covered, so shrimp can crawl out? Do I need to worry about losses due to climbing out? Most pics of shrimp tanks I see are not covered.

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If there is any wood or plants or filter near the surface they can. I don't think the can even there is nothing to hang on to to get over the side, know what I mean? I have uncovered tanks too but not that close, none climb out and die that I know of.

But if there is another tank that close maybe they think it's greener on the other side? Lol

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If there is any wood or plants or filter near the surface they can. I don't think the can even there is nothing to hang on to to get over the side, know what I mean? I have uncovered tanks too but not that close, none climb out and die that I know of.

But if there is another tank that close maybe they think it's greener on the other side? Lol

The tanks a jungle so yes I have plants all the way to the surface and you might be able to slide a sheet of paper between the tanks

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Shrimp can definitely "Jump Out" but you want to be sure its just simply that. That the current is pushing them out, or they are able to climb a plant out of your tank. Other times it can be your water parameters, when water parameters are poor or the shrimp are introduced to a new environment, often this can happen as well. Just as a safety precaution I would check your water parameters.

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Shrimp can definitely "Jump Out" but you want to be sure its just simply that. That the current is pushing them out, or they are able to climb a plant out of your tank. Other times it can be your water parameters, when water parameters are poor or the shrimp are introduced to a new environment, often this can happen as well. Just as a safety precaution I would check your water parameters.

Water is good and almost the same as the other tank. Using a sponge and its under the glass canopy. Plants are at the surface but not growing above the surface.

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