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Author Topic: ghost shrimp dead?  (Read 2013 times)
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:31:42 PM »

I purchased some ghost shrimp for my puffers today in lieu of snails that i cannot find.  I got about 30, and feed some to the fish, and put the rest in their own already cycled tank.   i'd say its been about 7 hrs, and they are all pretty much dead.  ??
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 08:56:26 PM »

How was the tank cycled?
Are there any other fish or animals in the tank?
Have you tested the water and with what (liquid reagents or dip strips)?
Can you give the water parameters such as pH, KH, GH, Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates? The last 3 are really important.
Might be able to help you if you answer these questions.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 10:44:27 PM »

Obviously "something" was wrong in the shrimp tank. But what is the question.

Temp change - Did you make sure the temp was the same as in the bag?

Chemical - Could something have been in the water that you didn't realize was there? You should have only put water conditioner in the tank.

You really need to breed your puffers live food yourself. That way you know that what you're feeding them is healthy and disease free.

You can start a thread in the Trade section of this forum asking for pest snails. Plenty of our members have tons of them and would be happy to send you some for probably nothing more than the cost of shipping.

Sorry, that is alot of shrimp to just up and die that quickly. Think chemical/temp/or anything else that could be out of the ordinary.

As Danni said, test the water and see what the parameters are.


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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 09:30:22 AM »

why didnt i think of that! thanks debra
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