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Shrimp standing still - maxillipeds moving rapidly

Hi guys, I have a berried crystal red currently standing still with its maxillipeds moving very rapidly. In the past when I have observed this it seems death is not far off. Does anybody know what I can do to maybe quarantine the shrimp somewhere? Thanks
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To clarify the shrimp is not currently eating or picking at food, just standing totally still with the maxis moving quickly. It has been standing still for about half an hour now, the last time I observed this by the next morning the shrimp in question was dead

The other shrimp are totally fine, I have PRL SSS CRS, blue bolts, king kongs, wine reds, shadow pandas in there as well. About 7 shrimp are currently berried and one gave birth yesterday to a few baby crses and 1 golden bee that I could see. The babies seem to be doing fine and I have counted about 6 of them simultaneously which probably means theres 3x that amount in there. Do you guys think maybe she is just stressed from being berried? She should be close to delivery about this week.

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She could be closer to delivery. When mine are about to give birth within 2-3 days I have noted they stand still and fan rapidly. In my observation the eggs begin to shift, which can cause some nervousness in the shrimp and is typically why I figure they stay very still.


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Shrimp standing still - maxillipeds moving rapidly

With standing still if you think about it generally animals don't go walking around giving birth. They stay in one location as the process of birth is quite stressful on the mother. With the fanning, I've always thought that its the mother helping the fry get free. Giving them a little kick.


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Just wondering, what's maxillipeds in English?

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Just wondering, what's maxillipeds in English?
You know, the "thingies."
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You know, the "thingies."

Hahah, yeah those back thingies


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I googled maxillipeds and they're the mouth parts... Awkward. The swimmerets are the pleopods.


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Ohh! I thought they where talking about the yah. Embarrassing. Lol
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