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13th Plague Death Of Shrimp

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by freshwaterfishlover, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. freshwaterfishlover

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    So I had a problem with an Ammonia spike and since got the ammonia to zero. Today I added 3 Sterbai Cory catfish. I also added 2 Flower Shrimp. Both died with in minutes. The Sterbai are still active. I added Flower Shrimp like 2 weeks ago and they died in Minutes. Then again I added shrimp and they died in 2 days. Today again they died in minutes. Fish live.

    Only thing I can think of is my Water flow on the canister filter is only half way.
     
  2. Baccus

    Baccus We are not born just so we can die
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    Dying that quickly sounds more like they where not acclimatised properly, generally drip acclimatisation is reccomended for shrimp.
    Or it could be posioning, have you used copper based procducts in the tank in the past either medication, high fertilizers or snail kill?
     
  3. freshwaterfishlover

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    I do add Iron and excel to my tank for my plants.
     
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    You may have something in the tank the shrimp can't survive. Tap water contains copper too. What dechlorinator are you using?
    Also, not acclimating properly as advised above can cause shock and death.
     
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    Like I said I add excel and iron for the plants. Dechlorinator I use is stress coat.
     
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    I think you hit the nail on the head with the copper. The 3 Sterbai cories I added are schooling well and are active 24 hours later.
     

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