Red rili failed to molt

JosephM
  • #1
I bought a couple juvenile males maybe a couple weeks ago and they’ve been doing great. When all of a sudden I see one dead and go to pick him out and he was in the process of molting. This is a 10 gallon species only tank with lots of plants. 0 ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, 213 TDS, 2Kh, 6gh... any reasons he might’ve failed molting or is this pure luck? Keep in mind my other 4 shrimp have successfully molted in the past week.
 

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richiep
  • #2
your gh6 is just above border line so its quite possible he just didn't acclimatise fully, you may have acclimatised them a little to fast for that one,
 
JosephM
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
your gh6 is just above border line so its quite possible he just didn't acclimatise fully, you may have acclimatised them a little to fast for that one,
I was using tap water and remineralizing up to 6gh with some liquid gh+, I just got an RO filter and waiting for salty shrimp gh/kh+ to come in the mail. Should I slowly bring GH up to an 8, or what would you recommend?
 
richiep
  • #4
where at the moment it's not a problem to your shrimp so the slower you bring it up the better. when you do your next water change add enough minerals to bring your gh up 1 point and the same next water change, you will also find that your kh is going to rise a well from 2 to somewhere around 4 or 5 so just take your time your shrimp are not in danger.
 
JosephM
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
where at the moment it's not a problem to your shrimp so the slower you bring it up the better. when you do your next water change add enough minerals to bring your gh up 1 point and the same next water change, you will also find that your kh is going to rise a well from 2 to somewhere around 4 or 5 so just take your time your shrimp are not in danger.
Okay, sounds good. Thank you!
 

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