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Old 10-12-2020, 03:15 PM   #1
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Shrimp not breeding...

I used to have a colony of 20-25 shrimp, with a male ratio of 1:4. When I received the shrimp, one was berried and closing to hatching her eggs, and those eggs hatched. Ever since that shrimp, I have not successfully been able to breed any shrimp. My shrimp are always saddled, and I do see eggs every few weeks, but for some reason, the shrimp drop the eggs each and every time I see them.

I'm getting a little worried about my shrimp as their population is starting to decline. Are there any causes of recurrent egg dropping?
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I used to have a colony of 20-25 shrimp, with a male ratio of 1:4. When I received the shrimp, one was berried and closing to hatching her eggs, and those eggs hatched. Ever since that shrimp, I have not successfully been able to breed any shrimp. My shrimp are always saddled, and I do see eggs every few weeks, but for some reason, the shrimp drop the eggs each and every time I see them.



I'm getting a little worried about my shrimp as their population is starting to decline. Are there any causes of recurrent egg dropping?


From what Iíve gathered improper water conditions can cause this. Whatís the ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and if you have a measuring tool... the tds? Tds will always be the one to get you especially if you top off the water level rather than doing a change once it evaporates enough. When evaporated, the water leaves behind the minerals and increases the tds which is harmful for aquatic life.
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From what Iíve gathered improper water conditions can cause this. Whatís the ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and if you have a measuring tool... the tds? Tds will always be the one to get you especially if you top off the water level rather than doing a change once it evaporates enough. When evaporated, the water leaves behind the minerals and increases the tds which is harmful for aquatic life.


Shrimp tend to do well at ph levels of 7.0-7.4, gh levels of 7-10, kh levels of 2-6, tds of 180-300, and temps of 70-72. Ammonia needs to stay below 0.02, nitrite and nitrates need to stay fairly low as well.
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