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Old 09-08-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Another shrimp dead! :(

My 2nd fire shrimp died last night.

He's not been eating for 2 days (I target feed him mysis/seaweed/gamma/brineshrimp). Then he shed his skin a day ago, and he died last night.

This is the 4th shrimp I've lost!

Water params are fine: pH 8.2, SG 1.023, everything else is stable and a good level.

What could cause this??
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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Whats your temp been like? I have a digi thermo on my tank which stores the high/low, had to add a 6" desk fan in the past couple of days to stop it changing more than 2f during day/night....

I think I lost a cleaner about 4 days ago because of temp swings?

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:30 PM   #3
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It never changes more than 1¬į a day...

It's between 27.6 and 28.4 every day, and has been since I put him in over a month ago (he's been fine - active, eating etc.).
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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Ideal (it is just that) is 24-26C though mine seems more happy around the 26.5-27.3C to me & this is just IMHO 28.4C is rather high?

I would say its just bad luck, but to lose 4 shrimps suggests otherwise? Do you dose anything to the tank? how do you measure your SG? again most books I've read suggest inverts like a SG of 1.025?

Just remember the above is just suggestions trying to help, not must do's

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1 Large Feather Duster; 1 Hard Tube Coco Worm; Yellow Cucumber.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:48 PM   #5
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It rarely gets above 28, but can do. It's more important to be stable, 28.4 isn't THAT high...

I measure my SG with a refractometer.

Dunno :/
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:57 PM   #6
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Not dosing anything - never have done!

They can die from a molt though can't they?
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:01 PM   #7
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Not dosing anything - never have done!

They can die from a molt though can't they?
Hmmmmmm, dunno tbh? can't think of anything else to suggest? Have you tested to make sure you haven't had an Am or Ni spike?

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1 Large Feather Duster; 1 Hard Tube Coco Worm; Yellow Cucumber.
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Is it possible he was over-fed? I fed him every other day with a piece of mysis/gamma/seaweed etc. He went crazy everytime I put it in.

I'm reluctant to put another shrimp in incase the same thing happens again!
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #9
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Maybe? seems a short space of time though? I don't target feed any of my shrimps or crabs, they live off whatever gets stuck in the LR etc & touch wood for the past 3 months apart from the cleaner last week the rest as stated in my sig are doing fine.....

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Custom Built lid; 2 x T5 megatwin (4x39W Aquablue+); 4 moonlights.

IKS with temp & PH probes, controlling lights,heat & cooling fans.


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1 Large Feather Duster; 1 Hard Tube Coco Worm; Yellow Cucumber.
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No-one any ideas then?

Maybe he was over-fed in 6 weeks?

Seems strange that I've lost a total of 4 shrimp now though when all water params are fine.

I've never dosed with anything in my tank.

Anyone? I wanna get another fireshrimp but I'm reluctant!
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