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Old 09-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #11
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It's only 2 actually and a shrimp only tank. I accumulated them for 45 minutes using the drip technique. I feed them veggie wafers and they don't have copper at all. The tank has been running for 7 months. The rest seem fine now
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #13
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It's only 2 actually and a shrimp only tank. ...The tank has been running for 7 months. The rest seem fine now
Did it have other shrimp?

What did it have for the 7 months. if the answer is nothing, then it's probably NOT cycled any more, unless you had been somehow generating ammonia to keep it going.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:35 PM   #14
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Adding new shrimp to any tank Is a crap shoot at best. They commonly die when changed to new water.

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If your water parameters are good (0,0,~10) and you took care in acclimating them I wouldn't stress it too much. They're pretty finicky when introduced to new environments sometimes.
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Ok i had 3 small glofish (i know it was a mistake) and a nerite snail. This is my first time with shrimp so im kinda new to it. So now that i only have 7 im hoping my biggest and brightest female gets pregnant soon! Thanks for the responses!
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Do RCS need a heater to breed and survive? I dont have 1 and my water is usually around 72
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #17
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I read somewhere that RCS prefer a temperature between 76 and 78. At least that's where I keep my tank at. I have no problem having them breed. I see at least one berried female each week. I see the occasional newly hatched shrimplet. But either they are dying before reaching maturity, the pores in the intake sponge are too coarse, or a combo of both. I might place a fine mesh bag over the sponge.
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Ok thanks i will buy a heater
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That temp is a little lower than ideal but I dont think I'd attribute the deaths to it. I have some that have been fine in the 60s during the winter in tubs. They slow down a good bit but I haven't noticed any deaths related to it.

Has the tank ever been treated with anything? Are the fish still in there? As mentioned new tanks and shrimp tend to be a bad combo.

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Does the tank have any live plants?


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