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Old 09-30-2012, 01:01 AM   #16
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She died today

I checked the water parameters and they look fine. Not sure what happened

Such a rough day with first my Gourami and now the shrimp and her babies dying.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #17
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She died today

I checked the water parameters and they look fine. Not sure what happened

Such a rough day with first my Gourami and now the shrimp and her babies dying.
Have you cycled everything properly? I'm sorry for your loss! You'll soon find you don't want ghost shrimp anyways.


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Old 09-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #18
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Have you cycled everything properly?
I added filter media + water from my Betta tank when I set this up. Been testing the water daily just to make sure, and I haven't seen any ammonia or nitrites the entire time, so I guess yes?

As for not having ghost shrimp - I agree. I wanted something with color anyway, but like I said, this one sort of fell in my lap :P
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #19
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I understand hehe.

I just set up a new aquarium the same way, so I can't say you did it any worse than me. I suppose it's possible for the shrimp that you didn't have enough bio film.


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Old 10-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #20
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The tank is empty again right now. I rescaped my 10G and put all my Java Moss from both my 29G and my 10G inside the Fluval Spec. I moved the driftwood that was in here (and really, too big for this tank) over and migrated the bacopa colorata and anubias' as well.

I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'll post some pictures up in a little bit.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:03 AM   #21
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Here is the tank looking all sad and lonely with its giant ball of dirty java moss inside:

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You need a little drift wood or some stone, man! What do you have laying around?

Also Java doesn't make a bad wall/carpet. Do you have any plastic/stainless steel mesh?



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Old 10-01-2012, 07:40 AM   #23
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You need a little drift wood or some stone, man! What do you have laying around?
Literally nothing - I used all the wood/stone I have acquired to date in my 29G and the 10G now. Need to go post a WTB thread I guess


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Also Java doesn't make a bad wall/carpet. Do you have any plastic/stainless steel mesh?
I can certainly go get some - need to look up some pictures of that to see what it's like
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #24
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Well if you find nothing, I may have spare in a few orders I'm receiving. I'll keep you posted, but don't stop your search lol.


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Old 10-03-2012, 05:50 AM   #25
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A fellow forum member (hi there HD!) is hooking me up with some shrimp and Cholla for this tank, I'm super excited!

Any advice on keeping it cycling while there is nothing living in it? I'm guessing I can just dose some ammonia every few days.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #26
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So I haven't done anything with this tank in 7 days ever since momma ghost shrimp died... It was looking pretty ugly with some tufts of algae and dead plant matter that I'd just haphazardly tossed in there too (I took out the Java Moss and put it in my 10G)

I was about to do a 90% water change and clean the substrate up, etc in preparation for some new plants I received and eventually some RCS that HighDesert is going to send me, when I noticed there was something floating in the water column....

Check it out? I'm pretty sure that's a baby ghost shrimp, right? If so, it is a real bright light on an otherwise terrible day (my son is in the hospital... ended up not being too serious, thankfully). There are at least two, maybe three, of these in the tank that I spotted - they dart away if I move my tweezers near to them.



Is it possible the shrimp released some eggs that survived when she died?

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #27
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I had some Staurogyne "porto velho" from a RAOK that I'm not sure what I'm going to do with yet, so I tossed it floating in the tank for now.
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Yeah man! Thats a baby ghost shrimp. I've raised a few to adult hood, and luckily you have nothing to eat it in the tank. They're difficult to raise though, and the adult versions don't mix well with RCS.

Is there any salt content in your tank?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #29
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Nice! Even if it doesn't survive, I'm happy that a baby made it :P

No salt content other than what might get added by the random food I threw in there awhile ago. I won't mix them with the RCS, if it survives it'll go in my 1G bowl until it's a little larger and then eventually into the 29G or Betta tank where it'll have some friends
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:48 AM   #30
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So a few hours after my post yesterday I tossed just a couple of granules of aquarium salt in the filter compartment after reading about the salt requirements for baby shrimp.

Now, there are three "shrimp-shaped" things moving about in the tank They're very tiny and really cute...

Do I need to do anything special for feeding them now that they're not worm-looking anymore?
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