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Pumpkin shrimp turning clear

i have a few pumpkin shrimp in a bucket/pond type tank that i use for extra plants.. they seem to be turning more clear... there is only pumpkin shrimp and cpd fish in that tank.. any ideas why? would it be diet.. lighting.. other?


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And the clear one..


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I have accidentally ended up with RCS in my snail tanks a few times, which have far worse water quality than my shrimp tanks. They turn clear over time, and the color does not seem to come back. When they breed the fry are still red, though. Some shrimp show more color when they are stressed, but IME Neos go clear.
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Check your water parameters and temperature.
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Temp 22.5
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Ammonia 0.6
Nitrate 5
TDS 205


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I'd say the ammonia is a problem. I'd assume you have no substrate or filter in the bucket? Do water changes and try to come up with a way to control the ammonia. If the holding tank/bucket/whatever isn't cycled then nitrogenous waste will come up as ammonia which is highly toxic to shrimp. I'd also bet you have nitrite, which again is toxic to shrimp. More water changes and add a filter or something.
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The substrate is some random old white innert pebble. There is 2 double sponge filters in there (added as second from a diff tank last night).


Tested the nitrites.. they are 0


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Get yr Ammonia from 0.6 down to 0 or else u'll start losing shrimps.
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Yeah ammonia can cause that
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More water changes it is... I have a few out door waterfall plants in there for winter.. maybe its the leaves and random bits that hitched hiked along causing it.


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