Ghost Shrimp Cause Of Death?

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I came back from a week long trip to find one of my two ghost shrimps dead. They were set up in a cycled 2.5 gallon at around 68F (no heater) and are fed shrimp pellets and algae wafers. They were also the same size and stopped fighting over food as I gave them two separate pieces of it when I fed them.

I didn't ask anyone to feed them because I hadn't cut up their food but I had fed them right before I left and I thought they could go a week without being fed. He was kind of buried inside the plant, so I don't think the other one killed him because I believe he wouldn't be able to drag him out, but I could see that the alive shrimp was eating him Any ideas as to what might have happened? I got home late so I haven't been able to test parameters, but the other shrimp looks fine and it usually sits at 0/0/<5. Any ideas would be appreciated. RIP Zero.
 

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How long have you had your ghost shrimp because they live only around one-one and a half years. The shrimp also could've died because the ideal tempatures for ghost shrimp are 75-82 degrees farenheit. About them living a week without food where did you get that info because I do not know how long they live without food. Could you also test the water parameters.
 

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Their mortality rate is high, because they aren't taken care of very well in stores because they are sold as feeders. I would just say bad stock.
 

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Personally, I've never had any luck with ghost shrimp. As Anders247 said, could've been bad stock. I know every ghost I ever bought, no matter where I bought them from, have always died in the following weeks :\.
 
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Yeah I've had them for around 6 months now. Water parameters are still at 0/0/5 and the other one looks good and is eating, so maybe it was just old age. They were from Petco and are the peaceful ghost species so that it probably a factor. Thanks for the help everyone
 

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