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Sounds like boiled shrimp. Get out the sauce!

My ghosts get white when they die. Haven't lost many just when I first get them from the pet shop.
Also if there isn't enough calcium in the water they will have trouble growing a new shell when they shed. It can kill them. Your water looks a whole bunch harder than mine though.

The ammonia and NO3 making the walkout? I wouldn't think they were that touchy about conditions but maybe??

anyone else besides me seen shrimp turn pink/red and curled up when they died...i find it strange that they turn pink especially since ghost shrimp have no color...

i just got a bamboo shrimp from petco...is this shrimp hardier compare to the ghost and amano?
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Wow....I totally missed the ammonia reading. Yeah, they are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Why do you have ammonia in your tank?

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Wow....I totally missed the ammonia reading. Yeah, they are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Why do you have ammonia in your tank?
not sure prob have too many fish :lol:
but seriously i prob have less than 0.5 ppm if any ammonia...it's hard to tell if there's a slight yellow color or not in the ap test tube

if i add some bio media would that help? or is more water changes the only solution?
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My tank is a 29 too for what that's worth and I do tend to keep too many fish. I have guppies and they breed like guppies. Always more cropping up. I worry about ammonia because of that so I just run a little box filter with charcoal/zeolite mix at night before I go to bed and shut it off in the morning.
I also tend to forget the non fish clean up populations. I don't think they load things up the same way fish do though. They eat things no self respecting fish would eat so it negates their bioload a bit.

I'm also very religious about changing 1/3 or more of the water every week. Sometimes I even do a small one midweek if I think the fish or plants look funny.
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Well...how many and what kind of rainbows do you have? I also have a 29 gallon tank and I've got like a million little fish in there and have no ammonia problems and no shrimp problems. How often and how much water do you change?

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oh i change water about once / 2wks

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You would be a lot better off doing a 50% a week. Or maybe two changes of 25% twice a week. It would help keep buidups under control.
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I started one tank with 5 Neocaridinia sp shrimp commonly called Minami Numa Ebi or Southern Japanese Pond Shrimp. Those 5 shrimp have in the space of 1yr populated 5 large 120cm long tanks, possibly numbering in the tghousands these shrimp thrive in the same conditions you would give your guppies. The Amano Shrimp also appreciate harder water than most, they are commonly found in brackish conditions in Japan and require a trip downstream to saline conditions to successfully breed.

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Several web pages suggest that iodine is needed for molting to occur. Do you add iodine to your tanks?


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I started one tank with 5 Neocaridinia sp shrimp commonly called Minami Numa Ebi or Southern Japanese Pond Shrimp. Those 5 shrimp have in the space of 1yr populated 5 large 120cm long tanks, possibly numbering in the tghousands these shrimp thrive in the same conditions you would give your guppies. The Amano Shrimp also appreciate harder water than most, they are commonly found in brackish conditions in Japan and require a trip downstream to saline conditions to successfully breed.

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I've had similar success with my red cherry shrimp. I don't add iodine. I'm sure that they get enough from water changes and the flourish that I dose.

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No chemical additions are made to the tank. I do have an external refugium on top of the tank, it contains some emersed plants potted up with soil and sitting on a bed of stone that is a mix of crushed coral and stone from a jade quarry. This keeps the iron content and the calcium content up, which helps the plants a lot. Other than that, water changes, about 25% twice a week, the waste water gets sprinkled on my outdoor plants and filters into 3 big blue tubs I have on my balcony. Next month when the water temps get up into the 20ºC range I'll start putting my goodeids out and once the temps get into the 25ºC range I'll put out my bumblebee shrimp.
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