Shrimp on its back and it can't right itself

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I'm sorry to hear that. Do you want help, or just telling us about it? If you want help it would be good if you could give some more information.
 

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You can reach in and right him over with your finger. Just be sure to rinse hands before putting them in a tank. To help out your shrimp and keep them alive in healthy, tell us your aquarium size and how long it's been running, plants, what you feed them etc
 
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i already tried helping him the aquarium is ten gallons with a medium sized java fern small anubias nana petite
some dwarf hairgrass and java moss and the tank has been running for 8 months i feed them omega one community flakes and occasionally a algae wafer and there lots of algae in the tank and the parameters are

ammonia 0.0
nitrites 0.0
nitrates 2.0
ph 7.4
also in case your wondering i tested yesterday
i also added a half dose of seachem nitrogen
 
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0.50 ml and no I've used 5 or 6 times
also i think the shrimp are trying to molt
 

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It is likely that it's trying to molt. Tomorrow it should be acting normal again if it is.
 

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This is the template for shrimp


What species is your problem related to? (e.g. Red Cherry Shrimp)

Water Parameters

Please give as many as possible
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Nitrites
Nitrates
Ammonia
Copper
TDS
Temperature

Your Aquarium

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How long has this tank been set up?
Are there any other inhabitants?
What is your water change schedule and%?
What do you feed and how often?
Do you add any chemicals? (water conditioner, fertiliser,meds etc)
Filtration?
Substrate?

Introduction to the Tank (if applicable)

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Please explain your problem with as much information as possible and include pictures if you can.
 
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paramters

ph 7.4
ammonia 0.0
nitrites 0.0
nitrates 2.0
tds 130
temperature 76

the type of shrimp is amano

tank size ten gallon

the tanks has been set up for 8 months

tankmates are
6 pygmy corydoras
6 neon tetras
2 otos
1 cherry shrimp
water change schedule i 20% once a week

i feed omega one comunity flakes
and hikari algae wafers
i feed the flakes twice a day and the algae wafer once a week

i add prime whenever i do water changes
i also add seachem trace once every other week

filtration is a sponge filter rated for 40 gallons

substrate play sand

the shrimp have been in the tank for 5 months

i drip acclimated them for 1 hour
 

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OK filling that out saves so much time,
Thank you,
Everything seems fine the one concern to look at now is your GH If you think they were trying to moult, this should be done within a minute or 2minutes after starting amano are the battle ships with shrimp and I don't see many problems,
 

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There's nothing really you can do until you get that kit, if you tried a big water change could put you further in trouble generally if your gh is lower than 5 for amano moulting issues come quick and kill if you gh is high then problems come over time with cherries and the like, the other think to think about is if there's been fly killer or the likes sprayed around or you've fed something with chemicals on, it's all this sort of thing to look at when your parameters are fine like yours,
 

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sorry to hear that can you get a closeup photo of the shrimp lets see if theres a disease.
have you added anything lately that could be toxic, apart from your gh test when you get it this is all i can think of unless someone can come up with something iv'e missed
 

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