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Old 06-23-2011, 03:29 AM   #11
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I wouldn't get anything from Petco if you can help it. They typically don't know much and aren't helpful. See if you can find a small local shop. Typically the owners are always there and are very helpful. I know a lot of people here hate chain pet store especially for this hobby.

If he is dragging his body his is ill and probably very frail. It looks like your cleaner might be dying as well.
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On a side note, I love the shells in your tank, looks cool
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I wouldn't get anything from Petco if you can help it. They typically don't know much and aren't helpful. See if you can find a small local shop. Typically the owners are always there and are very helpful. I know a lot of people here hate chain pet store especially for this hobby.

If he is dragging his body his is ill and probably very frail. It looks like your cleaner might be dying as well.

So far the only thing I got at Petco was the aquarium and my starter live rocks, I had no idea there was a better quality out there. I'm now driving 45 mins to get to a locally owned store and that's where I got the shrimp and crabs.

I think the crab in front is just mad because i hit the glass with my phone. :p
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On a side note, I love the shells in your tank, looks cool
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The shrimp is as good as dead. He crawled to the back of the tank and flipped upside down and is unable to right himself again. What is going on.
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Where did you get the shrimp from? How are your water parameters? How long has the tank been cycled, how big is the tank? And are you using RO/DI water or water conditioner?
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The shrimp is as good as dead. He crawled to the back of the tank and flipped upside down and is unable to right himself again. WTF is going on.
Maybe you just got a bad one, the shrimp was probably dyin before he touches your tank
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Where did you get the shrimp from? How are your water parameters? How long has the tank been cycled, how big is the tank? And are you using RO/DI water or water conditioner?
Aquatic Critter in Nashville, TN.
Water is all in check by my measurements and theirs.
Tank has been cycled 2 weeks.
37 gallon.
water conditioner.

Edit:I put him in my measuring cup I use for this and offered him a piece of the frozen shrimp i feed my other fish, he grabbed it and started eating hard...then started jumping around...now he's just kinda lying there trying to keep himself upright.
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Maybe you just got a bad one, the shrimp was probably dyin before he touches your tank
That would make the second one! lol
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Im thinking it might be a problem on their end, unless you are high in copper possibly. Is your salinity alright?

Edit: Actually I think it is a cause for concern that they are dropping so soon after you get them. I think it is something with your tank.
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