Dead Peppermint Shrimp
So I got 'Pepe' a week ago and drip acclimated him. He seemed to do just fine. He molted a day after I put him in and ate the flakes and stuff that I target fed him. Well yesterday morning I saw him and he was alive but looked a little lethargic. Within the hour he was laying on his back not moving. The only thing that I can see might have happened is that the water temp dropped from 80-81 to about 76. Would this temp swing have caused his demise. My Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates are 0,0,5. Calcium 420, no phosphates, ph
39 gallon (2yrs) 40lbs live sand. 23 lbs LR
(still collecting) , 1 turbo snail, 5 Nasarius snails, 10 blue knuckle hermits, 1 zebra hermit, 1 scarlet hermit, 5 red tip hermits, 1 Green Chromis, 1 Blue Damsel, ? Ricordia, candy cane coral.
135gallon (2 months)
125lbs live sand, 100lbs live rock, 2 175W Metal Halide, 1 175W VHO Actinic (so far). Berlin Protein Skimmer in 40 Gallon Sump. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's. 10 Nassarius, 10 mexican turbos, 10 astreas, 20 Blue Leg Hermits, 20 Scarlet Hermits, 5 Emerald crabs, 5 peppermint shrimp. 1 Copper Band butterfly, 2 False Perculas, 1 Javanese Damsel.