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Old 03-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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Skunk shrimp

My shrimp died today. I tested my water at the LFS. And everything was good. I was told that maybe he was trying to molt and couldn't. Have you ever heard of this?

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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How long had you had it? Are you sure it isn't the molt? Sounds silly but my coral banded molts freak me out - every time I think it's him dead, then a day or so passes and out he pops. Double check it for sure also I recommend getting your own good liquid test kits so you can check your own water. Most people on here ask for water parameters if you have a problem so they are good to have on hand...
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:55 PM   #3
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I've had it since December. When I saw it laying on the sand, I thought it molted. I went to pick it up and the shrimp moved. Kind of twitched. I left it alone and checked a few minutes later it was dead.

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Did they tell you your params or just say they were good? It pretty much impossible to tell without them.
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Yea she said they were good, my nitrates were a little high, she advice me to do a water change.

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Well shrimp like most inverts are sensitive to nitrate levels. As bectan said you really should have your own test kit so you know what's happening in your tank
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What kit do you recommend


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Old 03-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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Api at the minimum, but Red Sea, salifert, and Hannah all make great testing products
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:09 PM   #9
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This morning I did a test with my api test kit. I'm posting the results. Let me know what you think.

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