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Oh no, but there is about 20 more in there all fine and fish are fine too, done a water change and added ferts yesterday, I will test my water now, thanks!
 

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My parameters are fine, 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 30 nitrates and 7.2ph, all I have is 8 neon tetras and 4 endler males, I use tropicas premium liquid fertilizer which contains iron and there's not much else detail about what's in it, not copper though. All I do is set up 30litres (8 us gallons), dose it with conditioner and heat it to the tank temperature before using a syphon to fill the tank back up, its only a small one has 64litrs (16 us gallons), Thanks.
 

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I did find one dead the other day, but thought nothing of it, things die, maybe there is a deeper cause...
 

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I believe my hardness, and at the risk of saying it wrong is Calcium hardness -119 mg/l and total hardness -298 mg/l, my pH is only lower as I'm using Co2, it used to be higher, but yeah the water is pretty hard according to my water supplier.
 

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the fact your nitrates are 30 and you have shrimp in the tank can cause a big problem. even with all my planted tanks and fish i never got over 10 nitrates. 30 can kill shrimp
 

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Oh right, well that's after a 50% water change so its in the tap water or ferts, they have always been fine and I haven't changed any methods for months, just all of a sudden in the top corner cramped, Thanks anyway guys, I'll just have to keep an eye.
 

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the fact your nitrates are 30 and you have shrimp in the tank can cause a big problem. even with all my planted tanks and fish i never got over 10 nitrates. 30 can kill shrimp

I've had my PFRs in 80ppm nitrates with no ill effects. Neos aren't as sensitive to nitrates as other shrimp.
 

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Now they have moved down, so im sure they are not trying to escape, there is about 9 there you can't really see anything in my picture, I'm sure this isnt normal for them to clump up, maybe this is like their 'nest' area now? They only started since I added the swords about 3 days ago.
 

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