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Old 01-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Amanos have started making a break for it


Just within the last few weeks, I have discovered a few of my Amano shrimp dead on the carpet. Not at the same time, but one several weeks ago, and then one again yesterday. I have had Amano shrimp in my tank for at least four months, and this has only just started happening. I have tested my water fairly regularly, with no changes in parameters. Zero ammonia and nitrates, scant nitrates, pH of about 7.3-7.6

The only recent change is the addition of Wisteria to my tank, and now that I think about it, perhaps these guys are just climbing up the wisteria and getting closer to the top of the tank than they really ever have before, and climbing out to their demise.

Could the Wisteria be the culprit?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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i have a TON of wistera, and hornswort and other top plants and mine don't climb out... only ones i lost were due to putting them in with a betta who tried relentlessly to eat them.. they jumped to their death rather then face the mighty betta
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Have fish in the tank?

Often shrimp try to leave the water if params are not correct.

Have you tested your water?
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Have fish in the tank?

Often shrimp try to leave the water if params are not correct.

Have you tested your water?
If you reread my OP, it says "I have tested my water fairly regularly, with no changes in parameters. Zero ammonia and nitrites, scant nitrates, pH of about 7.3-7.6"

Yes, I have rasboras, tetras, rainbowfish, and otos. About 75% stocked.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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It irks me so much when the OP includes water parameters, and people ask if the OP tested their water and then proceed to inform the OP that bad water parameters might cause the condition.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #6
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If you reread my OP, it says "I have tested my water fairly regularly, with no changes in parameters. Zero ammonia and nitrites, scant nitrates, pH of about 7.3-7.6"

Yes, I have rasboras, tetras, rainbowfish, and otos. About 75% stocked.
My bad on the water testing. I must have somehow missed that part.

The fish may have very well chased the shrimp out.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Fish aggression is the most likely cause, since the other likely causes (improper water parameters and environment change) have been eliminated. It's also possible that the wisteria is aiding in their escapes. Try lowering the water level a few inches, and providing more hiding places for the shrimp as well as feeding the fish well.
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It irks me so much when the OP includes water parameters, and people ask if the OP tested their water and then proceed to inform the OP that bad water parameters might cause the condition.
I'm glad you have never missed info when you have responded to your 166 posts. You give me a standard to strive for.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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I'm glad you have never missed info when you have responded to your 166 posts. You give me a standard to strive for.
I'm not particularly active on this forum, but you're welcome for the standards. You can thank 2nd grade teacher Ms. Munroe for my reading comprehension.
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I've had Amanos in all of my four currently running tanks. They have jumped out and/or disappeared in 3 of the 4 tanks. I still have my 3 original Amanos in my RCS tank. This is also the only tank that does not have fish
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #11
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mines kinda did that if the water got too warm.
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