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Old 09-17-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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I purchased my first critter for tank yesterday. I chose a peppermint shrimp because I may have aptasia. My question is that it is swaying back and forth a lot. Is this normal behavior? I acclimated using the drip method. The water parameters were a little different from lfs then mine such as lfs: ph lower, temp lower, spgrav higher, nitrates higher. So, actually my water seemed to be a better quality. When should I start worrying about the shrimp?

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They have a natural "swaying" movement to them. If it is active and moving around, I wouldnt worry. If you acclimated for a minumum time of an hour you should be ok.

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Yeah they Kind of sway bay back forth, its actually funny to watch them..

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Mine do it all the time, those silly little guys!!
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