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I have been keeping Taiwan bee shrimps and CRS for a few years now and have not experienced before what I am going through now.

My shrimps are slowly dying off one by one. One everyday for the past two weeks.
The following are my tank parameters:
pH 6
Temperature 23 degrees Celsius
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 0
Nitrite 0
Gh 5
Kh 0

Using ADA Aquasoil. Tank is 3 months old. Pior to this tank was cycled for 8 weeks.
My adult shrimps are all getting berried and very active.
But everyday now I'm getting one shrimp dying, mostly small ones.

Please help!!!
 

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I have been keeping Taiwan bee shrimps and CRS for a few years now and have not experienced before what I am going through now.

My shrimps are slowly dying off one by one. One everyday for the past two weeks.
The following are my tank parameters:
pH 6
Temperature 23 degrees Celsius
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 0
Nitrite 0
Gh 5
Kh 0

Using ADA Aquasoil. Tank is 3 months old. Pior to this tank was cycled for 8 weeks.
My adult shrimps are all getting berried and very active.
But everyday now I'm getting one shrimp dying, mostly small ones.

Please help!!!
Sounds like bacterial infection.
 

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Haven't added anything to my tank lately. I was also thinking that it might be a bacteria infection. It's mostly the juveniles that are dying:(
Tried searching online for cures for bacteria infections but couldn't find any.
What can I do if it's a bacteria infection?
 

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API Melafix + SeaChem Paraguard works wonders for me. This is how I do it. YMMV.
This will usually shock alot of the infected shrimps and could possibly create a good amount of death initially. Anywhere from 1-2 to 4-5 a day. Treatment is brutal but works :)

1.) Keep temp 72 and below while treating at all times. Feed very little. 2x a week only.
2.) Dose 2x the recommended label of Melafix. 2 drops of Paraguard per 5 gallons.
3.) 50% W/C on the 5th day
4.) Dose the recommended label of Melafix. 1 drop of Paraguard per 5 gallons.
5.) 50% W/C on the 10th day

By the 11th day onward, any shrimps that remain should all be ok and the ones that are weak would have been dead by now. Don't touch the water, the shrimps. Just let them be.

Keep the temp 72 and below as long as you can right after treatment to prolong effectiveness ;)
 

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I find 8 out of 10 times people jump to assume bacterial infection..... I find those 8 times it is mostly a water issue..... Because you have shrimp dying does not mean bacterial, could be stressed from water issues. other critters in the tank. and many other things/ Especially the small ones, those are the hardiest of the shrimp and have the best fight against bacterial infection.

You know even at 3 months the Amazonia could still be leeching ammonia or, the PH could still not be stable. My taiwan bee tank, and my PRL tank took 4 months to go stable. Plus if ph is 6 or sub, it takes much longer for bio film to develop and for good nutrifying bacteria to build.
 

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I have been testing my ammonia regularly every 5 days. It has always registered at 0.
Forgive me for forgetting some other details. Tank is a 60 gallon tank with 7 hours lightning. Tank is situated in a room specifically for my shrimps and tanks. No aerosols/pesticides being used around. No other fish in the tanks. Although there have been a few pond snails which were introduced at the start of the set up when plants were added. Did not have any shrimp deaths initially when I first added them.
I was wondering if it was a water issue then my female adults won't get berried, would they? I also have had a few shrimplets from berried females in my tank.
Tds is about 130-135. I'm using RO water and topping up tds to 130.
Today I've had another two shrimp deaths without any obvious reasons.
 
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