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I have a 20L tank with CO2 and aquasoil where I have a few CRS and some RCS. They just sem to be swimming around a lot in the tank so i just wanted to make sure the CO2 or something isn't to high. I am not sure what the signs are of a stressed out shrimp. Thanks.
 

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They're probably fine. My shrimp always seem to move around a LOT after a WC or if some females have released hormones into the water... Generally its males and females w/out eggs that are always swimming around a lot. If the preggo females start doing laps there might be a problem...

But shrimp will swim:hihi:

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I am using mainly RO water in the tank but i dont test pH regularly at all....I am red/green colorblind so I have a really hard time reading those tests :)
 

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Your shrimp are moving around a lot because they are getting ready to mate. When a female is ready it drive all the males nuts. You shoud see some shrimp with eggs soon.
 

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I am using mainly RO water in the tank but i dont test pH regularly at all....I am red/green colorblind so I have a really hard time reading those tests :)
An inexpensive pH meter with digital display would be a good choice for you.

Using mostly RO water without balancing the hardness and injecting CO2 is a recipe for a pH crash that would be deadly to your shrimp.

Shrimp certainly swim around, but if they are all furiously circling the tank, that is a sign of stress, especially when water conditions are not suitable for them.
 
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