03-05-2012, 08:57 AM
| || | That's really sad. I wonder what happened. If your water parameters were all at 0, that is strange. They are hardy, IMO. 80 degrees is a bit hot for them, but I'm not sure that would kill them. A better temp would be 76 degrees.
Originally Posted by bigehugedome
Well unfortunately out of the 8 shrimp I added, only 1 has made it. Two died within the past hour. It seems every time I look over a shrimp is on its side. I have had some molts so I can tell the difference between the molt and the shrimp. The tank is only a week old, so it didn稚 "fully cycle", although there was media from another tank, wood from an established tank, sand I had in another and plants. I figured that the amount of plants (I added Giant Temple and pennywort last Tuesday) and the established items would be enough to handle the bio load of 8 shrimp. My ammonia, nitrate and nitrite have all been 0. I did a small wc on Friday and Saturday just incase and dosed with prime. I dosed about .15 of flourish two days before I added the shrimp. Temps have been around 80. Although their box was heavily insulated and the water did not seem cold when I received them, I知 wondering if the temps of 80 degrees had something to do with this. I did email the manufacturer so I知 waiting to hear back from them. All that is left is a very pregnant female. Although at the rate things have been going, I知 not sure she will make it through the night.