Need help now!

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by Sarah73, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    I need help now! One of my females are like this[​IMG]
    She isn't moving much. She was moving her swimmers, but now she is just moving her mouth:(. I have cuttlebone and almond leaves. I feed them once a day with blood worms, zucchini, and brine shrimp. I don't know what to do! Ammonia is 0, pH is 6.8, nitrate is 10, nitrite is 0. KH is 80 and GH is 75. It's a 10gal tank m, shrimp only tank, temp is 78, and has been running for 2 years.
     
  2. BubblySkootch

    BubblySkootch Valued Member Member

    I'm brand new to fish/shrimp keeping, so I'm just spit-balling here.

    Is she the only shrimp having problems? If she is, maybe shes having difficulty molting?

    All I can think is to do a water-change.

    Can you quarantine the one shrimp, in case it's a parasite?

    I'm sorry I'm not more of a help. :(
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
  3. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Already did a water change, she can't be having trouble molting because she has veggies, cuttlebone, algae and almond leaves to munch on.
     




  4. BubblySkootch

    BubblySkootch Valued Member Member

    I hope someone with more experience will be able to provide some good advice soon.

    I wish you the best of luck.
     
  5. Bithimala

    Bithimala Fishlore VIP Member

    QT her if you haven't already... going to go find you a link on shrimp diseases since I'm thinking it's muscular necrosis (I think that's the right one).

     

    Rereading, maybe it's bacterial. Either way, that's a good list of possible diseases that includes treatments. Hopefully something on there will help out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2016
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    She died last night:(

    I can't see where you found it.
     
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  7. Bithimala

    Bithimala Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Does the link not take you directly to the thread?
     
  8. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Another one died today:(. And no it doesn't.
     
  9. Bithimala

    Bithimala Fishlore VIP Member

     
    maybe try that one?
     
  10. A

    Aichmalotizo Well Known Member Member

    That's broken for mobile, I can Google search it, and it still won't open bithimala. But, I found this.   exact same thing, but phone friendly apparently. Found it by copying the sample Google gives you when the shrimp keeper link wouldn't open
     
  11. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    None of these diseases look like what happened to my shrimp. Thx for trying thou.
     
  12. Lady Monster

    Lady Monster Well Known Member Member

    Her eyes were black still otherwise i would have said moltling also, she may have already molted tho which explained her strange color. When they molt they become more sensitive and susceptible to water conditions. Of nitrite isn't at 0 then i would figure out how to get it there asap. Id imagine water changes and maybe add some bacteria afterwards. I use stress zyme from api.

    So sorry your shrimpies are dying :( i lost 6 just days after i bought 9 of them. Make sure to remove them asap because the decay will cause horrendous ammonia spike, putting the other tank mates in a bad situation.

    I would do a 50% water change and test again.
     
  13. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

  14. Lady Monster

    Lady Monster Well Known Member Member

    Just a few weeks ago i thought shrimp were creeeeeeeeepy! But they are pretty cute once you get to know them.
     
  15. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Lol they are pretty cute. And when you see shrimplets your heart will pound happily!
     
  16. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

    Sorry for your loss :(
    You might want to consider raising the ph. Imo 6.8 is a little low for RCS; it could have been a moulting issue. Did she have a stripe around her abdominal area?
    Did the other one that died have any similar symptoms?
     
  17. OP
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    Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    no none of them had a strip around their abdominal area.
     




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