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Old 08-14-2008, 09:28 PM   #11
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does your water stink?

how much life stock have you purchased from the store in which you got the shrimp from? there not mail ordered are they?

has anything copper been placed in the water ever? copper wire, copper sulfate, medications, etc. or do you do water changes while using hot water or have copper piping in your house? shrimp dont like copper.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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No copper. They came from a LFS and seemed to be in good health. The water doesn't stink, believe me, I checked.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:39 PM   #13
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i found this link

Petshrimp.com -- All about shrimp

seems what iv'e asked about is in here already, there has to be something wrong w/ your water.

what is your ph? your fish may have gotten used to over a weeks time of bad water and now live okay w/ it.
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The OP has other inverts in the tank, this leads me to think, it is one of those mysterious deaths. I had the same thing happen to me, with pristine water conditions. Sometimes you get a shrimp that is old, sick or weak.
As long as the water tests come back as 0/0/<20ppm of ammonia, nitrItes, nitrAtes, I honestly don't believe there is anything with the water (unless, it fits into the "possible" iodine/iodide" issue).
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The OP has other inverts in the tank, this leads me to think, it is one of those mysterious deaths. I had the same thing happen to me, with pristine water conditions. Sometimes you get a shrimp that is old, sick or weak.
As long as the water tests come back as 0/0/>20ppm of ammonia, nitrItes, nitrAtes, I honestly don't believe there is anything with the water (unless, it fits into the "possible" iodine/iodide" issue).
Also agree with Roka. Well... except that he meant to type "< (less than) 20ppm nitrates". Granted - you can shoot for greater than 20ppm... but I wouldn't recommend it!
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LOL, I had a feeling I had that backwards! I'll edit it. I sat there for about 10 minutes switching them...DOH!!!
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