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Old 06-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Why do my coral banded shrimp keep dying?

Why do my coral banded shrimp keep dying? Is it my nitrates? They are 40 ppm, but one died when there was zero. WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME?!?!
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how do you acclimate the shrimp
40 ppm is high for a coral band shrimp
they are fragile and cant handle any big parameter changes
is this a new tank
how often do you do water changes
Fowlr or Reef
I always try to keep my Reefs parameters as close to 0 PPM as I can
Fowlr they say you can go to 40 PPM but to me thats a bit high try to keep it around 1/2 that
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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FOWLR tank it's very new It's two weeks old.
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establish your tank a little bit than try to add another sometime down the road
getting all your parameters in check
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By the way, I know I should drip acclimate them, but I just now learned how. Before I was just floating the bag for half an hour.
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Is the tank cycled ? I really doubt it two weeks old... Have you tested your water parameters?
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get your trates down a bit and be sure there stable
before you add another cb shrimp these guys are very fragile any big changes to fast will cause another loss
and like Richard just said be sure your fully cycled
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40 ppm is high but I'm thinking the tank is not cycled
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I have four live rocks and live sand...Also two dead coral banded shrimp, possibly a dead hermit crab. Oh, gosh. I'm an invert murderer! But, anyway, shouldn't the dead stuff help?
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You did not say if your tank is cycled
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