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Old 01-26-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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Death of a peppermint shrimp

After several attempts of finding out why my peppermint shrimps keep dying, I think I've found the cause. At first I thought it was the Iodine that i put in, because 2 times..the shrimps disappeared right after I added the iodine. But tonight, I think I found the true cause. I got back from work and was about to feed the fish when I found my last peppermint being eating by what I thought to be bristleworms. It looked as though it was in the middle of a molting.

After reading some topics here, I think it may have been a fireworm. Just to be sure... bristleworms don't become fat, do they? And if it is a fireworm... I think i've got a ton of them and can i use a bristleworm trap to take them out?


Oh...thanx in advance.


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Old 01-27-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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not 100% but im i dont think i brissle or a fire worm could or would kill a peppermint even while molting, i think you still havnt figured it out but alot of people here are gonna give it to ya about dosing iodine and thier mostly right.

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Agree, I suggest not dosing anything that you cannot test the level for. Too much room for mistakes.
Most of the salt come with iodine in the mix.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:32 PM   #4
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since my tank is only 30g, instead of dosing calcium, strontium, magnesium, etc all in different bottles, i got Kent Marine Nano Parts A/B. Part A has all the major and trace minerals while Part B has a Ph buffer. Pretty Good mix, i get it for about $10 and it lasts about 2-3 months.

30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
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