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Old 04-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Odd Shrimp Death...


Something happens to RCS is one of my 10 gallon tanks. They seem to do fine for a while, then develop a "kink" in the back - hold their tail at an odd angle. Then they will slowly groom their swimmerets. A day or two later, they die.

Has anyone else seen this before?

I'm in Tyler, Texas and I am thinking there is something in the water. This never happened when I lived in Tucson, Arizona.

My tank parameters are great - ph - 7.2, TDS 160ppm, ammonia - 0, nitrite - 0, nitrates 10-20ppm. Temperature is about 78*F.

Thoughts?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Sounds as if they may have a problem molting. What is your GH?
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my gH is usually around 4, my kH is always low - usually about 1.0.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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i say molting prob
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Do you feed a lot of high protein flake food?
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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I found I had a lot of shrimp dying when I had my gh too low. When I corrected my gh to 6+ for cherries, my deaths stopped, too.
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