Mysterious Shrimp Fry Deaths

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by newbiefishkeeper, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    Hi all, I am currently keeping these shrimp fry in a cycled and filtered(covered the intake with spange) 1.5 gallon aquarium that has been set up for over 8 months. The aquarium has a bunch of java moss as well as hundreds of seed shrimp. There were about 27 fry to start with and they all did fine until day 9 when I saw my first few (3)deaths. Day 10 nothing happened. Then Day 11 or today I saw another two dead. Seeing this i quickly did all full test on my Ph, Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. All paremeters were normal , Ph always brown color so i can never actually tell what it really is(Local water suppliers as well as petco managers tell me it is 7.8 so i rely on that) ammonia/nitrite 0 and nitrate 10 ppm.
    So what is going on?
     
  2. the guy

    the guyValued MemberMember

    maybe your water isn't hard enough? I know a majority of inverts need some calcium in the water in order to survive
     
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    newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    The water has a Kh and Gh of 9 so i know it is moderately hard water
     




  4. the guy

    the guyValued MemberMember

    what kind of shrimp btw
     
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    newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    cherry
     
  6. OP
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    newbiefishkeeperValued MemberMember

    I am not trying to be impatient but today I just saw some more deaths today and I really want to know what's going on. I don't want to lose any more fry. Any further input would be greatly appreaciated
     
  7. Aster

    AsterWell Known MemberMember

    What are you testing with?
     
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  9. KelceyMaeraei

    KelceyMaeraeiValued MemberMember

    In my shrimp tank I've had a decent amount of deaths but they've all been full grown. My fry seem to be thriving and today I notice what I'm pretty sure are ghost shrimp fry, in a very early stage. I don't do anything special with my shrimp tank but I do add algae wafers and veggies (like cucumber and zucchini) to add calcium. If your parameters are all in range and your hardness is adequate then I can't imagine why your fry are dying. Could some chemical or something possibly have made its way into your water?
     




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