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Hello , I think my shrimp is dying ?

Post by katyM.S on 22/6/2012, 18:33

Hey , all day my shrimp has been going behind the filter and laying on his side and then moves to another spot and then we thought he was dead and we put the net in and he swam up however he looks slightly weaker than usual in my opinion , Whats the matter with him and is there anything to prevent this ? Sad

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Post by katyM.S on 22/6/2012, 18:34

Oh and the other fish are not attacking him , we feed him fish flakes and once a week bloodworm however he hasnt had blood worm since wednsday the 13th

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Post by fint the newbie on 22/6/2012, 18:41

Hi don't know a lot about shrimp,but are your waters ok,water temp ect?
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Post by katyM.S on 22/6/2012, 18:42

I am not sure ? Sad

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Post by fint the newbie on 22/6/2012, 18:44

I would get your waters checked as this could lead to fish losses to,most fish stores will do a test for nothing if you haven't got a test kit
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Post by NedtheDog on 22/6/2012, 19:44

Hi Katy, Shrimps are very susceptible to Nitrite and it may be that your nitrite levels are high in your aquarium.
Do a water change about 50%% as soon as possible.
Shrimps also shed their shells as they grow and your shrimp may be trying to hide to do this. They like to hide as without a shell they become a tasty treat to fish. The good news is the new shell becomes hard after a few hours!
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Post by rosslewisbrown on 22/6/2012, 20:17

What type of shrimp is he? If he's a type of fan shrimp it sounds normal.
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Post by katyM.S on 22/6/2012, 21:51

he is a temperate shrimp

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Post by Guest on 22/6/2012, 23:15

maybe getting ready to moult n looking for a safe spot to do it Smile

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Post by rosslewisbrown on 23/6/2012, 07:34

The only temperate shrimp I can think of is a ghost shrimp. Is he see through?
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Post by katyM.S on 23/6/2012, 09:19

Yeah

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Post by katyM.S on 23/6/2012, 09:22

We recently treated the tank for white spot about a week and a half ago

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Post by rosslewisbrown on 23/6/2012, 20:30

That would probably be it then, shrimp don't do well with medication. I'd do a large water change.
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Post by katyM.S on 23/6/2012, 21:58

Will he live?

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Post by rosslewisbrown on 24/6/2012, 00:23

I don't know, I always use salt to treat white spot.
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Post by katyM.S on 24/6/2012, 11:16

Oh so if we get whote spot we can treat the tank with salt so the shrimp are okay , what salt and we got our water tested yesterday and the nitrates are high

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Post by katyM.S on 24/6/2012, 11:18

So can we treat it with salt next time so the shrimp is okay ? What salt is it ? And we got our water tested and the nitrates are high

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Post by blooper on 24/6/2012, 12:58

hi katy i wud do a large water change to help bring the nitrates down as for salt it is aquarium tonic salt.if i was you i wud get a test kit so you can test the water youself saves going to the shop to get it done that way you can monitor your water stats yourself

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Post by katyM.S on 24/6/2012, 13:16

Okay thanks

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