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My shrimp are dying again.
Old 10-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #21
 
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Spoke too soon. My last painted red just went to the big shrimp farm in the sky.

I think I'm going to do another water change with tap tomorrow, then give it a day and see how things go. Once I feel like things are as back to normal as possible, I'm going to order myself some new shrimp and try again.

On the upside, the two berried females in my other tank are so stuffed with eggs, I may be able to repopulate with their babies alone.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #22
 
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for the strength of the colony you may want to get some more regardless.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #23
 
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Yep, that's what I was thinking. The group in my other tank is from a different breeder, so mixing some of those babies in would help too.

Thanks for your help in this. What a hard way to learn a lesson.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #24
 
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Don't feel bad..nearly anyone who has kept these kind of shrimp have learned some type of lesson the hard way..
For me..I learned not to keep my credit card on file on a shrimp website. My kids ordered a TON of shrimp lol.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #25
 
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When I first started keeping them, my husband, who is a complete novice (this is my hobby), looked at them and said very skeptically, "I don't think those are ever going to be big enough to eat."
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #26
 
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Nitrates aren't such a big deal IMO&E. Some people make a big deal about them though...
It's a bit different for ornamental shrimp, tho. Nitrate and phosphate get more important the higher grade of shrimp you go because of the level of inbreeding. Painted Fire Red shrimp are a pretty high grade. I think they might be the highest grade for red neocaridinas.

I think dealing with the nitrates sounds like the best avenue right now. RO also needs a pH buffer and frankly will be more expensive in the long run. What plants do you have in the tank? Could you up the lighting?

Another thing you might want to consider is going with regular old red cherry grade shrimp. I've had some issues with my sakura reds due to the higher pH of my water, but my red cherry grade shrimp do just fine with the high pH because they are hardier. I'm actually taking the reddest shrimp from my red cherries and adding them to my sakura tank to increase the hardiness of my sakuras. Just another thought.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #27
 
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Izzy, I only had three painted reds in with my cherries.

And good news, no deaths this morning! I'm really hoping that's a sign things are going in the right direction. I'm going to hold off on the water change today.
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