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Hi there I recently acquired about 15 Amano shrimp which were doing great for the first few days in my 15 gallon tank, however whenever I wake up in the morning, I find one that has turned stark white and died. I have read this article and the only thing that seems to resonate with my experience so far is that I got them from a big box store and they did seem a pretty weak. Is there anything that I can do to ensure that I dont lose any more?

Why are my shrimp dying?
 

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What are your current water parameters? Turning stark white means it has been dead for some time already (makes sense if you find them in the morning).

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Your gH might be too high - my shrimp started dying one at a time every day at 11 gH and stabilized when I lowered it to 6. My tanks all vary from 4 to 9 gH - I would recommend lowering it.
 

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Your gH might be too high - my shrimp started dying one at a time every day at 11 gH and stabilized when I lowered it to 6. My tanks all vary from 4 to 9 gH - I would recommend lowering it.
I have very hard water where I live. I have an RODI system, I have just been battling a minor algae attack so I wanted to get all of my parameters dialed in before I started changing too many things all at once.
 
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