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Old 05-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Fire shrimp acting wierd..

My fire shrimp is laying on its back and moving its legs in while upside down. I've never seen him molt but I see his shell about once a month, sometimes a little more often. Could he be molting? My parameters are all stable, my corals and other fish are fine.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Dude thats really wierd... Is there any chance you could get a pic of it??
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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I don't think it would help much. He doesn't look different, just laying on its back. I found a molt there once.

He's not moving much...
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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Pretty sure he's dying... Snails are coming after him and he isn't moving as much.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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Aw no! You should try and net him an put him in your fuge so you can keep a better eye on him! I would feed him too. Was there an ammonia spike?? I think i had one last night thats what killed my pep
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Alright I'll move him down. No ammo spike, it's 0
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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Man.. We are not having great luck with shrimp are we? Was anything going after him? The six line?
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #8
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I opened up my cabinets and found my skimmer overflowing!! I forgot that I added the aquastick epoxy to move a zoa! Could it have been the toxins from the stressed zoa??
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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Man.. We are not having great luck with shrimp are we? Was anything going after him? The six line?
I don't think so, he isn't going near him, it was just the snails but they aren't anymore.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
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Dang! And how many zoas??? I doubt it would cause much harm
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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It was a medium sized frag of eagle eyes, about 20 polyps. They were a little above his cove.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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It's still moving, I put it in the sump. It isn't eating.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #13
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It died.

Can palytoxins affect inverts/ fish?
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Dang man im really sorry buy a fish that eats inverts to make yourself feel better... Thats what im doing.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #15
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Lol I guess that's a plus... My tank is getting pretty. Boring now that I have two slowish fish and some snails. I think it's time to buy stuff once I get whatever is in my tank out. I'm thinking 10 gallon water change, wait a little and add 2 fish/ 1 fish and maybe an invert.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #16
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Nice like what?? Id get a pep shrimp at first cuz they are cool and cheap
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
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No clue. I know a midas Blenny, hopefully someone has one. I don't know what else. I might go with a pep shrimp, but I might just add two fish instead, maybe it will overwhelm the wrasse enough that it won't annoy anything.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #18
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Rebound fish! Lol i like it! Get a midas and an angel and call it a day.
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In still a little scared of getting an angel..
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