weird shrimp behavior
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
Zlookup
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 54
Default

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.
Zlookup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
Lukeo85
Algae Grower
 
Lukeo85's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 149
Default

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.
Lukeo85 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
Zlookup
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lukeo85 View Post
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.
Zlookup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,607
Default

It may be fatal, but it is only one it sounds like. What is your gh?
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012