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Old 05-16-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Fire shrimp help

Just set up a 20h reef that has been cycling for a little while now and put a clean up crew inside. Been cleaning for like a week and added a yellow watchman goby (baby). And a fire shrimp. The goby seems perfectly fine but the shrimp i found on his side about an hour after putting him in the tank. I see him twitching and slightly moving but something doesnt seem right. Is he a goner? :-/
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shrimp are delicate
how did you acclimate him
sudden water parameter changes are not good
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I dripped the both of them together at about 3 drops per second for like an hour and a half... Im really worried
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the slightest swing in PH
slightest swing in salinity
slightest swing in alk
slightest swing in temp
are all enemies of a shrimp
here are 2 good articles to read

Saltwater Fish and Critter Acclimation for Dummies - What Acclimate Means and Reasons for Acclimating

ShrimpNow !!! - Quarantining and Acclimating New Shrimp Properly
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It could be that your tank isn't fully cycled. I waited a few months after my cycle before I added any shrimp because I read they are pretty sensitive to any sudden changes.
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They are also really sensitive to metals that can be found in tap water....if you are using tap water?
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