Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-07-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
Dying after molting

So one of my RCS died right after she molted is that normal? If not want did I do wrong . Parms are as follows Ammonia 0,Nitrites 0, Nitrates <20, pH 6.5, and temp 77.3F

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app


Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 07:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Laeris's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 957
It happens. What's your gH, kH and TDS?
__________________

__________________
Laeris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 08:04 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
My gH 6 and kH 5 and no clue TDS due to no test for it

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 09:45 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
I put a small piece of cuttlebone in the tank maybe it will help

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 09:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Laeris's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 957
You may lose a few while they adjust. It happens to me every time.
__________________
Laeris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 10:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
They have been in the tank for a week now all others molted just fine except her and the smallest Amano but he died cause he got stuck in my cholla wood.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 10:25 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
I think another factor is I've been doing daily water and gravel vacs to get rid of detris worms that came on a plant. I am going hold off on those I just give them a shrimp veggie stick that has calcium in it this will be the first time feeding them since getting them. Only other new thing in the tank is guppy grass that I got today.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 11:21 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 12,863
Quote:
Originally Posted by JessiNoel21 View Post
I think another factor is I've been doing daily water and gravel vacs to get rid of detris worms that came on a plant. I am going hold off on those I just give them a shrimp veggie stick that has calcium in it this will be the first time feeding them since getting them. Only other new thing in the tank is guppy grass that I got today.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app

Good move holding off on the daily water changes. You want to strive for stable conditions and do 1-2 per week at best.
The detritus worms might be unsightly but pose no threat to the shrimp. I've got seed shrimp, hydra, planaria, copepods, pond snails, ramshorn, and MTS in my tank. Aside from a recent major rescape, the shrimp population has been stable since 2013. KH/GH last time I checked was 5/9, respectively.
I did find a product called Montmorrilonite Clay (I think by Micro-Lift). Often used in koi ponds to help with clarity, mineral content, and digestion, it is also used to help boost calcium in tanks. I've been noticing the tips of the MTS would turn white and decay. I add about a 1/4 teaspoon once a every few weeks.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2016, 11:40 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
I will Google it thank you it just stucks cause I lost 45 shrimp prior to this due to copper issues got Cuprisorb which took care of that problem now I am having another one lol

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 02:11 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kazin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 139
It is completely normal to lose a shrimp or two within 2 weeks of shipping. Sometimes they just can't handle the stress of the move, no matter how well you acclimate them and treat them.

What is the behavior of the shrimps you have now? Are they circling around the tank restlessly or are they hanging out and grazing on plants, moving around whenever they're bored of their area? Are there a few hanging out at the top of the water in the corners?

I strongly recommend not changing the water for around two weeks after you receive new shrimp. They're extremely weakened and stressed from shipping and the most important thing to help their stress levels is stability. It really does take a while for them to get completely comfortable. Keep the temp, water, lighting consistent and stable during this period. I also don't feed for at least a few days after new shrimps come in. After two weeks, resume weekly 10% water changes.

Guppy grass is great for shrimp tanks. Do you have any other plants in there? If you can get a hold of hornwort, I'd put some in. It does wonders to reduce nitrates to zero. I think even low nitrate levels stress out shrimp and is one of the causes of those "unknown cause" deaths. Hornwort and other floating plants soak up nitrates better than most other plants.

Indian almond leaves do wonders for the stress levels of shrimp. Adding a leaf in the tank may help as well.

+1 on adding cuttlebone or other micronutrients to the tank (tourmaline, montmorillonite, etc.)
__________________
Kazin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2016, 05:03 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
JessiNoel21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Springfield,MA
Posts: 646
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazin View Post
It is completely normal to lose a shrimp or two within 2 weeks of shipping. Sometimes they just can't handle the stress of the move, no matter how well you acclimate them and treat them.

What is the behavior of the shrimps you have now? Are they circling around the tank restlessly or are they hanging out and grazing on plants, moving around whenever they're bored of their area? Are there a few hanging out at the top of the water in the corners?

I strongly recommend not changing the water for around two weeks after you receive new shrimp. They're extremely weakened and stressed from shipping and the most important thing to help their stress levels is stability. It really does take a while for them to get completely comfortable. Keep the temp, water, lighting consistent and stable during this period. I also don't feed for at least a few days after new shrimps come in. After two weeks, resume weekly 10% water changes.

Guppy grass is great for shrimp tanks. Do you have any other plants in there? If you can get a hold of hornwort, I'd put some in. It does wonders to reduce nitrates to zero. I think even low nitrate levels stress out shrimp and is one of the causes of those "unknown cause" deaths. Hornwort and other floating plants soak up nitrates better than most other plants.

Indian almond leaves do wonders for the stress levels of shrimp. Adding a leaf in the tank may help as well.

+1 on adding cuttlebone or other micronutrients to the tank (tourmaline, montmorillonite, etc.)
I got them at the LFS but you are right it is common it just stinks. I have Java Moss,Annibus,Cyrpt, water sprite, and guppy grass for plants. I also have 4 alder cones,driftwood, 2 pieces of Chola wood, and one IAL split in half.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
JessiNoel21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dyi, dying, molt, molting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amano shrimp deaths after molting, result of KH/GH? sobersteve323 Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 1 01-23-2013 12:50 PM
Shrimp dying after molting Psylk87 Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 0 01-17-2013 01:43 AM
Cherry shrimp dying while molting... Bsurfr Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 13 02-25-2012 02:34 PM
help 3 day old Cleaner shrimp dead after molting. vickie Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 10-09-2011 09:31 AM
one "arm" after molting Mephistopheles Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 15 04-25-2006 01:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×