Scutariella Japonica - Shrimp Stopped Breeding

Willow59

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I had a thriving colony of Bloody Mary Shrimp that went from 12 to 300 in roughly nine months. I noticed Scutariella Japonica, the parasitic nematode, in late December so I culled down to 2 dozen and did salt dips on 12/27, 12/29, and 12/31, followed by a month of quarantine to remove their molts and watch for any further nematodes.

Since putting them back in their primary tank at the end of January, they have not breed at all, have aborted clutches of eggs on several occasions, and they are slowing dying off.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Do these salt baths sterilize them? The tank remained cycled while fallow, we have hard water, and it has no nitrates.
 
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