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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Mysterious deaths

Both my CPO and red claw crab have died within the past week. My parameters are normal, i do water changes once a week at minimum. I have a dwarf puffer in my tank who is doing fine and to my knowledge is more sensitive to water parameters, and no she didn't kill them, she hasn't attacked my shrimp nor have they dropped their eggs due to stress of a predator. My only conclusion is an illness but I'm still new so i have a hard time diagnosing these things
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 11:27 PM
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Parameters 'normal' tell us nothing really. For invertebrates we really need to know pH, GH, KH and TDS to help.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 11:27 PM
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What does "normal" mean?

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Water temperature

Even if you don't think your Puffer caused their deaths, it is ENTIRELY possible. Stress alone can kill them and there'd be no visible sign if they're harassed enough.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 09:05 PM
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Just wanted to check in to see if there's anything any of us shrimp nerds can do to help or answer your questions.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 09:43 PM
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I'm wondering if heat has anything to do with all these recent shrimp death posts? There have been a lot in the last few days. Normally I don't notice this high of a concentration of "why is my shrimp dead" posts.
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