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Old 12-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Lethargic fire shrimp

Hi all. We have had this guy for about 6 months now. All the water parameters are good and all other livestock are acting normal - 29g biocube. The fire shrimp is barely moving and seems to have a hard time balancing. He is out in the front of the tank now, which is not like him. He stopped eating a couple of days ago and his antennae are short now. Could he be dying of old age?

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The ones I have had in the past usually last about a yr. What are your water parameters? They dont handle high ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.
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We tested and there weren't any traces of either ammonia, nitrates or nitrites. If there were issues with the water...wouldn't it affect the other livestock, as well? We have 2 clownfish, one watchman goby and one tiger pistol shrimp...they are all ok. Thanks again!
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Inverts like shrimp and crabs do not handle high nitrates pretty well. Your fish can handle it better than the shrimp.
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