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My lights came on today with a single of my 8 Amanos kinda cork screwing around and laying on its side. I've had these guys for about 2 months so kinda surprised to see a random issue like this this far out. Water parameters are all in order and all other Amanos are acting normal and grazing. I netted this one out and have it in a separate cup but he's still swimming strange and resting on its side.

Anything I can do to increase its chances?
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Without knowing a whole lot, is there a chance that it's just trying to molt? What size is your tank?

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Without knowing a whole lot, is there a chance that it's just trying to molt? What size is your tank?
10 gallon. I just performed a water change yesterday and do see some molts in the water. I've never seen this behavior before though. Do shrimp act strangely during/after a molt? It doesn't look like it's partially molted. Also the color is its normal clear color.

My gH is a little lower than normal (5 degrees) but I wouldn't think that would cause problems. I added some equilibrium back to the tank (not its cup) to raise it back to 7
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Yes they act weird after a molt. Their new shells aren't hard yet making them more vulnerable. So typically they hide for a couple of days after a molt. This behavior is odd. Have you added copper or any medicine to the tank? Also, 8 Amano in a 10 gal is about 6 too many. How do you paste someone elses comments in here?

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Yes they act weird after a molt. Their new shells aren't hard yet making them more vulnerable. So typically they hide for a couple of days after a molt. This behavior is odd. Have you added copper or any medicine to the tank? Also, 8 Amano in a 10 gal is about 6 too many. How do you paste someone elses comments in here?
On the mobile version I click the check box of their post and click the "" marks.

And I was under the impression that it's quite difficult to overstock Nano shrimp since they have such a small bioload?

Perhaps this is normal then and he just didn't have the opportunity to hide yet?
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Yes they act weird after a molt. Their new shells aren't hard yet making them more vulnerable. So typically they hide for a couple of days after a molt. This behavior is odd. Have you added copper or any medicine to the tank? Also, 8 Amano in a 10 gal is about 6 too many. How do you paste someone elses comments in here?
On the mobile version I click the check box of their post and click the "" marks.

And I was under the impression that it's quite difficult to overstock Nano shrimp since they have such a small bioload?

Perhaps this is normal then and he just didn't have the opportunity to hide yet?
Gotcha...i think...lol. Are you just keeping Amanos because you like the look of them? I suppose if that's all you have and are providing them their own nutrients that's fine. Just keep in mind that they get a lot bigger than neos. Typically people get Amanos to be clean-up crew as they are cleaning machines!

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Yes they act weird after a molt. Their new shells aren't hard yet making them more vulnerable. So typically they hide for a couple of days after a molt. This behavior is odd. Have you added copper or any medicine to the tank? Also, 8 Amano in a 10 gal is about 6 too many. How do you paste someone elses comments in here?
On the mobile version I click the check box of their post and click the "" marks.

And I was under the impression that it's quite difficult to overstock Nano shrimp since they have such a small bioload?

Perhaps this is normal then and he just didn't have the opportunity to hide yet?
Gotcha...i think...lol. Are you just keeping Amanos because you like the look of them? I suppose if that's all you have and are providing them their own nutrients that's fine. Just keep in mind that they get a lot bigger than neos. Typically people get Amanos to be clean-up crew as they are cleaning machines!
I got them for both reasons I guess. I actually have always had a hair alage issue so these guys can help with that. They still don't seem to be able to keep up with it though but I'm working on upping my plant mass to hopefully compete more.
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Yes they act weird after a molt. Their new shells aren't hard yet making them more vulnerable. So typically they hide for a couple of days after a molt. This behavior is odd. Have you added copper or any medicine to the tank? Also, 8 Amano in a 10 gal is about 6 too many. How do you paste someone elses comments in here?
On the mobile version I click the check box of their post and click the "" marks.

And I was under the impression that it's quite difficult to overstock Nano shrimp since they have such a small bioload?

Perhaps this is normal then and he just didn't have the opportunity to hide yet?
Gotcha...i think...lol. Are you just keeping Amanos because you like the look of them? I suppose if that's all you have and are providing them their own nutrients that's fine. Just keep in mind that they get a lot bigger than neos. Typically people get Amanos to be clean-up crew as they are cleaning machines!
I got them for both reasons I guess. I actually have always had a hair alage issue so these guys can help with that. They still don't seem to be able to keep up with it though but I'm working on upping my plant mass to hopefully compete more.
Right...what i noticed with Amonos is that they seem to comb through hair algae and almost clean it. I don't think they like it too much. At least old growth. You could spot treat it with excell as your plant mass grows.

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