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So my tank is heavily Planted and six months old. I have Caridinas and Neocaridinas both in same tank. I concentrate on Caridinas water parameters because they are very sensitive. My Water Parameters are:

TDS: 140
PH: 7
Gh: 5
KH: 0-1
No3: 0
No2: 0
Amonia: 0
Temperature: 72
Water: Distilled water reminilized by Sl Aqua Blue wizard

Everything was going fine but I saw planaria in my tank and used Sl Aqua Bio Protector Z1 to the suggested dosage and I did a large water change after 7 days as per instructions. I prepared water to exact same parameters they were having in tank. I see no planaria now in tank. Shrimps have no visible disease as well. But shrimps starting to die in two Week I lost 7 shrimps. Before I never had any casualties. Please suggest what shall I need to do? Is it some bacterial infection or something maybe? Its sad to see shrimps dying. 7 casualties are those which I seen but I believe its far more because many shrimps I didn't see for over a week not even feeding time. Please suggest what I need to do?

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Can you see any signs of why they died? Such as failed molting?

And is it one particular species of shrimp or both that are dying?
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Can you see any signs of why they died? Such as failed molting?

And is it one particular species of shrimp or both that are dying?
Thanks for the reply. No signs of failed molting and both species dying.
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It's a tough one... I haven't heard of any issues using Z1 with shrimp.


Okay, after doing the water change, did you drip the new water back in or pour it in?
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I poured straight in because it has same parameters as water inside tank. Is pouring not recommended?
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I poured straight in because it has same parameters as water inside tank. Is pouring not recommended?
Have you lost any more since the initial 7? From time to time I would have "random" die offs, something must have changed, but as to what I don't think we'll ever know.

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I poured straight in because it has same parameters as water inside tank. Is pouring not recommended?
Have you lost any more since the initial 7? From time to time I would have "random" die offs, something must have changed, but as to what I don't think we'll ever know.
Actually I have so many casualties. Only few survived.

Finally now no more causalities.
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Can someone explain to me what the signs of failed molting are? I've had some random shrimp deaths and not sure what to look for. I had attributed my shrimp deaths to overfeeding/ammonia spikes but honestly I'm not entirely sure.
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Picture here...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...UuD9qEPIzV0n3g

That white band in the middle of the shrimp. Now, seeing one on a living shrimp isn't necessarily a guarantee that the shrimp will die, but if it's a dead shrimp, it generally means failed molt. Not all failed molts look like that, some live through the failed molt and may die later or it might correct itself.
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