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Old 08-06-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Just bought one for 15 bucks and he keeled over.....Acclimated with drip method.....water good.....just threw away 15 bucks.The Turbo snails I bought with it survived in my tank.....I need the name of a tough shrimp If anyone knows....SORRY I MEANT SHRIMP
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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Shrimp can be very finicky about new tanks. The salinity and ph have to be as close as possible to his prior tank.

How long did you drip him? I may be going overboard, but, I usually do shrimp for about 2 hours and I've never lost one soon after that so it works for me.
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You listed cleaner fish but I think you mean cleaner shrimp? Right...Same thing happened to me....I bought a larger cleaner shrimp for my tank and it died...After a few weeks I bought another one a bit younger (smaller) and it did great since then I added another with great results....I really think with all the trouble you went thru acclimating and water quality, like myself having one die. I believe you bought an already stressed cleaner shrimp my advise would be buy another but ensure he is healthy. I do so by researching and knowing what to look for at the lfs, I really look at the tank health at the lfs I also test there water before I buy, I ensure fish, shrimp ect... are active and eat before I buy...ect.. the only true cleaner shrimp I know of is the scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp.
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Great advice....thanx.....I shall buy another day..........maybe I shouldve acclimated him for more than 45 minutes I guess.............
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