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Old 02-07-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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Cleaner Shrimps keep dying

I've bought two cleaners this week and both were dead within 30 mins. My nitrites, ammonia, etc all at or near 0. 1.024 salinity @ 77 degrees. Anyone know or have this kind of problem? I currently have a chocolate tang, (2) scooter blennies.
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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Have you ever used any copper based meds in your tank?
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Also, how did you acclimate them to your system?
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How did you acclimate the shrimp???

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What is your acclimation procedure? Inverts are sensative to proper acclimation.

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Are any of your snails, crabs or other shrimps die?
If you bought your previous shrimps from the same LFS, I would try a different LFS.

What's your acclimation procedures for the shrimps?
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Look at this, what a kick butt crew!!
With the speed of the deaths, as you can see this is usually the problem.
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Geez,

Thanks for all the replies so quick! I do have a few emerald crabs also that I bought and have been healthy for a month now. I did the usual, placed the bag in the aquarium for about half hour and then dropped them in. Also, no I have not used any copper based meds.
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Wow, that's to quick. A slow drip method is best for inverts.

Drip method would be to place the shrimps in a bucket and using airline tubing (with a knot tied in it) to slowly drip into the bucket for several hours. You could also hang the bag on the tank and use a syringe to add water every few minutes for a couple hours.
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I did the usual, placed the bag in the aquarium for about half hour and then dropped them in.
Shrimp are very senstive and quickly dumping them in the aquarium like this will usually cause them to die as you have found out. The Shrimp can not adjust to the new water conditions and the quick shock of going right from the bag to the tank can cause them to go into shock and die.

The method you used it really not good anything from fish to inverts to corals. Try going here for some pointers:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/g...3319&subref=AI
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