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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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RCS Dying

Hello, recently i have seen a huge dip in my red cherry population. The tank has been running for around 2 months, I put 10 RCS in a month later when it was safe. I was hoping to start a colony for the first time. I purchased 5 pygmy corys a 2 weeks ago and since then i find a dead shrimp everyday. My 3 Amanos are completely fine, but the RCS just keep dying. Just found another one dead after literally watching her 20 minutes before. It was very bright red, probably my most colorful too and now, it is clear and lined. probably have only 3 left now that i can find.



I have also noticed an increase in hydra in the tank that has been plaguing me for years. How do i kill this crap without hurting my shrimp because it seems to be the only plausible problem. The tank also has a crap ton of algae which i'm trying to understand too.



Ammonia:0
NitrAte: 1-10ppm
pH: 6.8-7
Temp: 77
Eheim 2213 (just setup)
Aqueon 20 HOB and Aqueon 10 HOB
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 05:54 AM
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for the Hydra you can treat with Fenbendazole.
check out this post. he did a good job breaking it down.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...17&postcount=1
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Have you been monitoring your tank for temperature fluctuations or ammonia/nitrite spikes?

For temp, you can check once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and then again in the evening.

For ammonia/nitrite spikes, check about 1hr after you feed your shrimp to see if you get a spike. Sometimes the spike is enough to stress the shrimp, and with repeated daily spikes it can lead to death.

Also, keep a look out for any females that are swimming around erratically. They normally don't do that (at least from my experience). Males swimming around frantically is okay since that is pretty typical breeding behavior (they're swimming around for a female that just molted and is ready to breed).

Also, check your CO2 levels... That could be a culprit as well. The CO2 might seem fine ~4 hrs in, but at ~6 or 8hrs it might be getting intolerable for your shrimp.
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Since adding the fish your shrimp have been dying... maybe you should remove the fish.
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I feel your pain about the hydra. I just discovered it in my RCS tank too. I just bought fenbenzdole (dog dewormed) and dosed my tanks this morning.
Good luck.
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I feel your pain about the hydra. I just discovered it in my RCS tank too. I just bought fenbenzdole (dog dewormed) and dosed my tanks this morning.
Good luck.
same! we're all in this together it looks like
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How big is the tank? did you add 5 Cories at the same time? what did you feed the fish?
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