Please Help!! i think my RCS are DYING!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Nieveso, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. NievesoNew MemberMember

    SANY0112.jpg Ok yesterday i brought my first ever batch of red crystal shrimp but today they wont eat my flake food and they mostly MOSTLY not alll of them but they mostly sit in a pile on top of eachouther my mum came over to my house to see them but they were hardly mooving and my mum said mabye they are mating but i said mum i dont think its an orgy but then again one did shed its skin. anyway im really worried here are some pics SANY0135.jpgSANY0134.jpgSANY0122.jpgSANY0113.jpg The last 2 pictures are just some really nice shots i got so can you please help me resolve both problems
    btw BATMAN:;batman FTW!!!
     
  2. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    How long has your tank been up and running? Do the shrimp have hiding spots? What's the temp of the water?
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    I live in australia my tank tem is a consistant 24 degrees celcis without a heter like a boss "yes it is very hot in my room" the tank has been running for 3 days and they have a few hiding spots not many. but i cant be stuffed doing the nitrogen cycle in my 4 years i never have done it.

    Wait so is this a problem or is this normal???
     




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  4. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    24C isn't bad. You don't cycle your tanks? Do you test the ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate levels? What size tank is this? Answering the questions helps us figure out answers.
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    30L tank im not sure in gallons nope dont cycle never test its never been a problem for me all my fish are good quality and healthy look ill put in a pic of this tank soon i just moved 2 of my guppys in this morning
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  6. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    In the photo one of the shrimp is "saddled" which tells the male she wants to mate. One of the shrimp molted, right? The huddle could of been the other shrimp eating the shell. Shrimp need hide outs such as plants, caves, or decorations. When they molt they have to hide to protect themselves from light etc. I'd try a water change using a dechlorinator and see if that helps.
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    ok i will and one is allredy berried too and can i ask you somthing completly off topic?? about goldfish??
     
  8. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    You will get better answers if you start another thread about goldfish.
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    ok :D hopefully i will c u there cause u seem to know alot about shrimp so why not about goldfish breeding so imma go start one now
     
  10. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Thanks. I have owned shrimp for over a year. Love them. I have a ghost shrimp only tanknow. Had RCS, but a heater malfunction killed them.
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    OUCH sorry about that good luck with your ghost shrimp now and :;batmanBATMAN FTW!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Thank you.
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    Meow
     
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    NievesoNew MemberMember

    They haven't eaten in 3days at all but none are dead they just keep molting over and over again why to both questions????
     
  15. tress29Valued MemberMember

    They may be eating when you aren't watching them. Also, I've read that shrimp any crays often molt when introduced to a new tank. Don't know if it's the stress that triggers it. If they are eating the molts, maybe they aren't hungry for other food yet?
     




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