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Old 03-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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weird shrimp behavior


Just noticed today one of the cherry shrimp are behaving oddly. He's juvie size and constantly arching his back and quickly straightening at times, using his body to spring around. A lot of times, it appears he is falling over and doing it on his back as well. Only one shrimp I've noticed exhibiting this behavior currently. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this before or has any idea what might be causing it. Shrimp around him are acting normally.

Any feedback would be welcome. Ammonia/nitrites are 0, nitrates are at around 5ppm. Temp is maintained around 78F.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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My guess would be its going thru a bad molt. I've seen that before with a shrimp having molting problems. The flexing could be him trying to loosen things up.
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My guess would be its going thru a bad molt. I've seen that before with a shrimp having molting problems. The flexing could be him trying to loosen things up.
Thanks. Is that normal occurrence? I've seen a lot of molted shells past few days so would seem to suggest environmental variables are ok for them, but would it be indication its lacking something like calcium? Is it also fatal? looks like he's slowing dying to be honest. Kind of painful to watch.
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It may be fatal, but it is only one it sounds like. What is your gh?
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