5 Gallon Tank Still bamboo shrimp

Teris
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My bamboo shrimp has recently malted and was fine for about four days then 5 days ago I noticed a white band where his tail meets the head and he just stopped moving at all he’s still alive and reacts to stimulus barely but it looks like he has no energy, he doesn’t move at all over a day and sometimes he’ll lay on his side. something isn’t right but I don’t know what
ammonia at 0.5
No2 0.5
No3 0
Ph 7.3
 
Mandy627
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If He is looking in gravel for food, he is starving.
 
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Teris
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Mandy627 said:
If He is looking in gravel for food, he is starving.
I’ve been trying to pipette algae based food to him but he doesn’t react or fan at all
 
richiep
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It looks like he's having a failed moult
0.5 ammonia will also cause problems. When did you change water and did you do it to fast
 
FishSupreme
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I don't think five gallons is enough for bamboo shrimp. I've seen 10 be the minimum. If you want to do a 5 gallon you probably need to do more water changes. How many have you been doing? I agree with richiep and I think the ammonia is causing molting problems. By the way I'm not sure about this, but I've read they eat baby shrimp. Never seen any do this just heard about it.
 
richiep
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Bamboo are filter feeders they won't eat baby shrimp
Infact looking ag that photo again you do have a problem because I can see a white ring on the cherry shrimp
My guess is a to fast water change or your gh is non existant
I can also see the white ring on the shrimp in the background
We need your full water perameters, and as much other information like water changes how much how often water temperature etc
 
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Teris
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richiep said:
It looks like he's having a failed moult
0.5 ammonia will also cause problems. When did you change water and did you do it to fast
I’ve been doing water changes bi weekly it’s due one tomorrow
richiep said:
Bamboo are filter feeders they won't eat baby shrimp
Infact looking ag that photo again you do have a problem because I can see a white ring on the cherry shrimp
My guess is a to fast water change or your gh is non existant
I can also see the white ring on the shrimp in the background
We need your full water perameters, and as much other information like water changes how much how often water temperature etc
The gh where I live is quite high because there’s a lot of chalk so I have to use a softener I change 5 litres twice a week it’s at 75F. Gh is at 15 and kh at around 15 too
 
richiep
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How long have you had them
 
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Teris
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richiep said:
How long have you had them
About a week and a half for the bamboo and two and a half for the cherries
 
richiep
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How did you acclimatise them to the tank
 
Fishfriendof315
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The white line is separation of the plates on your cherries, more than likely about to molt. You're bamboo shrimp is just sluggish from it's molt. The white line is a great sign it's doing fine. It'll get more pronounced after three more!
 
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Teris
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richiep said:
How did you acclimatise them to the tank
I kept them in the bag they came in then placed them on top of the water for 90 minutes
 
AggressiveAquatics
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Teris said:
I kept them in the bag they came in then placed them on top of the water for 90 minutes
That’s the temp acclimating part. How did you acclimate to your water? Drip method? Or did you just put them straight in?
 

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