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post #106 of 116 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I can't ever remember worrying this much about anything without fur.
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post #107 of 116 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 07:12 PM
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Hey Betta,
All of the breeders overseas I talk to keep their temps as close to 75 degrees F as they can. They tell me it is the perfect temp.
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75, huh. Thanks. I'll have to look into it.
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Well, all is not well in the land of BKK. I’ve lost another one. No idea what the heck is going on. After the first death, I treated with Melafix and Pimafix. All seemed well. Then BAM, another dead one this morning. *sigh*

I guess it’s time to move them to a bare bottom tank of reminerlaized RO water and throw a few CBS in this tank to see if there’s really something wrong with the tank.

And yes, I’ve run all the tests. The water is perfect. The temp is perfect. There’s no discernible reason I can come up with for them to be dropping dead. I thought maybe a bacterial thing, but if it is, its beyond Melafix to deal with.

I’m open to suggestions.
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Re: BKK Money Pit *Mystery Deaths*

Sorry about the losses, Betta.

I don't have any experience with these expensive shrimp but have noticed with my crystals that they do much better if I leave their water alone. One tank has Fluval Shrimp substrate, the other UP Shrimp Sand, not sure if that makes a difference.

You wrote that you're using an UV sterilizer. Those will kill the added bacteria supplement so should be turned off when adding them. Would certainly slow down cycling, I'm thinking.

Best of luck!

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UV wasn't running when the tank was cycling. It's not running now since I'm treating with Melafix. It's just *VERY* frustrating.
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post #112 of 116 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM
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Any update on how your shrimp are doing?
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post #113 of 116 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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No news is good news. *knock on wood* Hope I'm not cursing myself here, but there have been no further mystery deaths (the berried female with the bad molt died, but there was no real mystery to that one). But no news-worthy events to report either. They’re growing and molting and cruising around. So far they all STILL look male.
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Glad to hear there's no more deaths Tonda.

Keep in mind that these shrimp are still young adults and with TBs they are extremely hard to sex. The majority of all young females do not develop round abdomens until they actually become berried. Give them some more time. Hopefully there's still some females in your surviving group.
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post #115 of 116 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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*fingers crossed*

BTW, Nick, I just can't even express how beautiful that extreme ruby red/dragon is. I really wasn't interested in getting any of those, and now it's one of my favorites!
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*fingers crossed*

BTW, Nick, I just can't even express how beautiful that extreme ruby red/dragon is. I really wasn't interested in getting any of those, and now it's one of my favorites!
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