Peppermint shrimp going belly up

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by gaboon, 9 Feb 2009.

  1. gaboon

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    Bought 3 on Saturday and have just found one on its back in the corner of the tank (twitches every now and then). Don't have much hope for it but should I move it to the sump or do something else?
     
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  3. Storm

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    Ild leave it, Shrimps are one of the most fragile things u can add to a tank, and maintain. Certain spikes here and there instantly kill them. Ild rather leave it be maby it comes right.
     
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    How long did you acclimatise? this is the biggest cause of shrimp death, they need a few hours of slow acclimatisation to prevent the shock of the change in salinity.
     
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    Close on 2 hours, the other 2 are doing well. He is the biggest of the 3. Salinity is the same as the LFS.
     
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    He didn't make it. Frustrating.
     
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    have u got them as aptasia controll?
     
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    Yup, should I still nuke the larger ones?
     
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    yes fella, inject those you can :)
     
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    Shot bro, what you doing in Norway?
     
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    hehe i live here now:)...couldnt take all the aptasia in SA :)
     
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    Geez, dont know where I've been. Do you have a tank running yet?
     
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    lol no not yet, still has to arrive..........from SA :) its umm slightly expensive out here so i had to ship mine. you know the feeling either ship your tank or no tank......and no tanks NOT going to happen
     
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