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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimps are freaking out!

I did a 20% water change and added remineralizer. I tested and the params are:

Before: PH: 7.8 GH: 6 KH:5 TDS: 214
After: PH: 7.4 GH: 7 KH:4 TDS: 196

There was a brief PH crash were it probably went to around 6 during the water change. I do not know why but now the shrimp are swimming around the outside of the tank now. I did this about 3 hours ago and none have died. Am I going to wake up to mass death tomorrow? Are they just going to molt?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 03:48 AM
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Is it males and females or just the males? My males were all going SUPER nuts two nights ago while all the girls kept on grazing and now I have (at least) two berried shrimp
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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Is it males and females or just the males? My males were all going SUPER nuts two nights ago while all the girls kept on grazing and now I have (at least) two berried shrimp
both males and females, adults and babies
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My shrimp are always a little more active after a water change, not just the males. A water change simulates a strong rain, which is known to excite many aquatic animals and even encourage them to spawn.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 06:09 AM
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What type of shrimp do you keep in that PH?
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