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Newbie trying to save Cherry Shrimp eggs

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I set up my very 1st tank (a 4L or 1 gallon, flower vase) Sep 21, introduced shrimps on the 23rd Sep. I bought 6 and in the container I place them to “drip acclimate”? them I lost immediately 2 one of them was pregnant.
So I put 3 in my Flower vase tank, they were very hectic so I keep 1 last pregnant in the temporary container, she died this morning.
I read the egg can be save so I did this ni not sure if the water flow is to fast or to slow, or is this is actually going to work 🤦🏾‍♀️
can I add a video?
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I set up my very 1st tank (a 4L or 1 gallon, flower vase) Sep 21, introduced shrimps on the 23rd Sep. I bought 6 and in the container I place them to “drip acclimate”? them I lost immediately 2
You didn't cycle your tank. This is likely why your shrimp died.

How did you treat the water? Did you use Seachem Prime?

What are your water parameters?

Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
Temperature
pH
kH
gH

All of those.
 

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Hi @richard.hayward.melb thanks for your reply.
I did not cycle it and you are right then should be expecting more losses 😭. My boss got me interested in Aquascaping and we set up a tiny fish bowl where he put like 15 shrimps, about 6 adults and the rest tiny babies. So far only one of those tiny babies has survived (I feel bad for him only 5 snails making him company).
I noticed a couple of hours ago that the container tank have 2 super tiny shrimps. Now I don’t know if I should transfer them to the “tank”?
Here’s is the link to the video of my vase and the experiment of saving the eggs.

Thanks and greetings from 🇵🇦!
I'll actually need you to answer questions about the parameters of your tank/vase. Could you do that? Not asking to be difficult but because you need to know and understand your water parameters if you want to keep shrimp. If you can't, there's no way to determine why your shrimp (plural, one S) are dying.

What are your water parameters?

Ammonia
Nitrite
Nitrate
Temperature
pH
kH
gH

All of those.


You know you didn't cycle the tank, so no, you should not be putting shrimp into it. Not until the tank is cycled. Shrimp are incredibly sensitive to ammonia, nitrite and high levels of nitrate.

Click here for a good primer on the fishless cycle. Until you cycle your tank, you should not be adding any living creature. But also obtain a test kit and share your water parameters.
 
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