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Old 05-13-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Shrimp Issues..help!

Every shrimp I've ever had in my current tank has died. I've tried everything from floating the bag and adding water to drip acclimation. I realize they are sensitive so I acclimate for quite some time and slowly. Most of them will live for a few days and then die. I've had one live for about a month and die but that is the longest. I bought a fire shrimp 3 days ago and it was fine the first two days, then molted and died. My salinity levels are at .022. My amonia, nitrate, nitrite all 0. I have great pH of around 8.2 . I just dont get why I'm having issues. In the past, I could keep shrimp forever. I test my water every few days and I always keep the tank clean. My tank is almost 2 years old. Can anyone give me any advice? I really need these things to live and thrive!
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I have a peppermint shrimp. Successfully thriving. Had no issues. How new or old is your tank? Your shrimp might not have enough to eat. They're scavengers. I first put mine in the refugium and got him hooked on brine and mysis shrimp. When I put him in the main display, I squirted brine in his face and he grabbed what he could. I do this about once a week now. The rest of the time, he just forages on whatever he finds. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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This tank is almost two years old. I've never had issues until I bought this tank. I literally can't keep them more than a month at best.
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It could be your salinity, i doubt it being at 22 helps
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
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I think it's salinity. 1.022 is too low. Ocean water is at about 1.026, which is what I keep my tank at, and have kept two peppermints going on six months.
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I think it's salinity. 1.022 is too low. Ocean water is at about 1.026, which is what I keep my tank at, and have kept two peppermints going on six months.
You have 2 shrimp living in your agressive tank? Woah! Haha
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No, they're in the 20 that's attached. They would be a snack in a second.
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No, they're in the 20 that's attached. They would be a snack in a second.
Ya definitly, got it
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Lol. I love hen they do this.
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