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Old 07-25-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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One of my RCS is thrashing around and spasming out. Floating around the tank, falling to the substrate on its back before it thrashes again. My water parameters all look will within spec and the other three rcs are acting normal. What's hoping on with this little one?

No recent water changes or additions to the tank.

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Old 07-25-2015, 04:48 PM   #2
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Give them food. When mine spased out last time they calmed down when they smelled the food.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:42 PM   #3
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Just found him dead sadly
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:44 PM   #4
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Any other deaths or just the one?
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:07 PM   #5
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If everything test normal in the tank then I would not stress out too much.

I have several very healthy tanks that have 300+ shrimps and it's a normal cycle to see 1 or 2 die from age.

People over think shrimp tanks and end up causing more issues.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #6
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Any other deaths or just the one?
I had one die a few days prior, but that one appeared to be a molting issue. Found a molt right next to it and it had some clear section on its body.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:54 AM   #7
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what's your gH? Thrashing could be a sign of molting difficulty.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:17 AM   #8
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11-12gh
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:18 AM   #9
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I'm working on uploading a video to YouTube so I can try to determine what caused it so I can prevent it in the future.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:25 AM   #10
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Red Cherry Shrimp Spasming.: https://youtu.be/q21_52jE6L4
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:33 AM   #11
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Do you feed them a lot of protein? Other than that I can only think your water might be a bit TOO hard, but others might disagree.
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If everything test normal in the tank then I would not stress out too much.

it's a normal cycle to see 1 or 2 die from age.

People over think shrimp tanks and end up causing more issues.
Couldn't agree more saw a couple Orange sakura shrimp dead in my girl's shrimp tank the other day. we did a head count and the colony had actually grow by over 20.

The only other thing that stood out to me is it looks like a large Rcs in the video. Have you had them very long? I have herd older shrimp have problems adjusting to new tanks.

Sick bronze crypt by the way I bought one last month and now wish I had bought 3 or 4 my lfs has been out of them for a while.
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Do you feed them a lot of protein? Other than that I can only think your water might be a bit TOO hard, but others might disagree.
To be honest, I only picked five of these guys on 7/18/15, one died the following Wednesday from what appeared to be a molting issue. The video I just posted was taken 7/25/15, so he/she had only been in the tank a week.

I feed them crumbles of API algae wafers and have offered some blanched kale which they didn't touch. I checked my hardness again the other day and the hardness numbers came down a little bit. Like GH of 12 and KH of 8.
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If everything test normal in the tank then I would not stress out too much.

it's a normal cycle to see 1 or 2 die from age.

People over think shrimp tanks and end up causing more issues.
Couldn't agree more saw a couple Orange sakura shrimp dead in my girl's shrimp tank the other day. we did a head count and the colony had actually grow by over 20.

The only other thing that stood out to me is it looks like a large Rcs in the video. Have you had them very long? I have herd older shrimp have problems adjusting to new tanks.

Sick bronze crypt by the way I bought one last month and now wish I had bought 3 or 4 my lfs has been out of them for a while.
Thanks! I thought it was a Wendtii, I'm still pretty new haha
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It is, Wendtii's come in alot of colors :}

I'm pretty new to the forum too, been lurking scene I got into planted tanks in 2013 but just now getting to a place where I feel comfortable weighing in on topics, or asking questions really.
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