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Old 05-20-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Fireshrimp died within 2hours

I bought my shrimp from the LFS. It suddenly died in my tank within 2hours. I dont know if i can get the refund but im so pissed now. My water levels are ok. Just did a water change a day ago and my cleaner shrimp was ok. What could be wrong?
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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I'm a FW tank owner, but maybe stress from the transfer? Don't inverts require a specific, slow acclimation process also?

No refund, 2 hours after the purchase? That doesn't seem likely; have you called the lfs?
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If the specimen looked good in the store and at the start of acclimation then I would also blame the process on the untimely demise. Did you drip? Did you acclimate slowly? Over how long? What were the parameters (pH and SG) at the start of the acclimation process? At the end of it? I always test my parameters at the start and end of the process (ph meter and refractomer make these tasks really easy) to make sure that the specimen is acclimated slowly enough for the change in parameters as well as to make sure that the parameters match before the specimen is put into the tank.

What are the specific numbers for your SG, Ammo, Trite and Trate?
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I've heard that these are hard shrimps to get to live. I personally don't know. I know none of my LFS gives a refund regardless of how long you've had it.
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:16 PM   #5
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I agree, given the timeline I would contribute the death to the acclimation proceedure. How did you acclimate? What are your current parameters?
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:28 PM   #6
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Acclimation would be my guess also...
fire shrimp are hardy.. I have 3
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shrimps are tough....many die right away....this is normal.

check your nitrates often. add iodide so they can molt.

are you certain that he didn't molt after his introduction? i thought mine died when he didn't.
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my nitrates are a bit over average. But my fishes and other shrimps have no problems living. Its just weird it died so fast
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They need a slow acclimation...
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sorry to hear it
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