Uhh, is that tank cycled? Doesn't seem like it to me..How do you do water changes? I do mines 20-30% a time and leave newly prepped water sitting for atleast 7days. Another thing Incorporated is having the prepped water and tank water to similar parameters including temp...it helps for adaptation and less stress for the shrimp.Also how is the water agitation and O2 supply? Do you dose anything?
BTW, when adding new shrimp be sure to quarantine them for a week or 2 as a precaution. Bee shrimps prefer pH around 5.5 btw..
Haha, Yes the tank is most certainly well cycled.
Water changes are made to the same water quality and temp.
They're Neo shrimp. Sold as Bees incorrectly.
0 nitrates is definitely possible with low stock and plenty of plants, but, just to be safe, is there any way your test kit is expired? Water quality is unlikely to be the issue given that you aren't losing them all at once, though.
Is there any way they could have some sort of parasite? Does anything about the bodies not look right?
API Master kit with a 2022 expiration date.
Thats the puzzling part. If it was water, i should have woken up to a mass die off.
Bodies look fine. I've googled all sorts of shrimp parasites. No odd colored veins or fungus throughout the body or swimmerettes. Its quite frustrating. Its gotten to the point where the first thing i do when getting home is to stare at the tank looking for corpses.
They aren't bee shrimp, even though they are being sold as bee shrimp... they are just orange neos.
excellent. Whats the best way to bring GH up? I've got decent ability to find products to help. First thing that came to my mind was AquaVitro's GH product. Only because i have the KH as well.
Bump: Note. Just to be sure that the motionless figure of my shrimp, laying on it's side, no leg movement, faded eyes and whatnot... was or wasn't dead, i left him/her there for another hour+ and there was zero movement, zero change in shape or figure. I am however suspecting a molting issue. While i do occasionally see the crystal clear ghostly shells of shrimp molts, i've noticed a light colored band mid shrimp, which i assume is the split in the molt, revealing the new shell..
I'll try and attach a photo. If so, raising the GH should help and dropping the temp as well, correct?