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post #11 of 17 Old 03-20-2014, 11:38 PM
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i am still thinking it was the double whammy of temp flux and ph. you mentioned that the tank was at 76 or so,but you were running a fan but did not think it got lower than 65.that in itself is a pretty large temp flux for shrimp of fish.you also said that it got up into the mid 80s. was the 86-65 degree difference in a 24 hour period?

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post #12 of 17 Old 03-21-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
I've been using the fan to lower the temp and now it's between 74-76 and most of them are a little more active! Thanks everyone!

Curiously, my favorite (always the favorite!) has been hiding under a rock on the side of the tank with no food for days. My tank is divided by a rock mountain: on one side is all the plants (java moss, etc.) and the other side is just large gravel and the filter. My shrimp (Mary Shelley) has been hiding under a rock overhang on the barren side for the past week. All the other shrimp are on the moss side. Does anybody have experience with shrimp acting that way?
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i am still thinking it was the double whammy of temp flux and ph. you mentioned that the tank was at 76 or so,but you were running a fan but did not think it got lower than 65.that in itself is a pretty large temp flux for shrimp of fish.you also said that it got up into the mid 80s. was the 86-65 degree difference in a 24 hour period?
I don't think it ever went below 72 and it was over the course of a few days, but even 86 to 72 is big, I understand. There won't be another jump like that. I can't think of a way to keep the temp perfectly stable because my house isn't temp regulated.
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I don't think it ever went below 72 and it was over the course of a few days, but even 86 to 72 is big, I understand. There won't be another jump like that. I can't think of a way to keep the temp perfectly stable because my house isn't temp regulated.
A heater if you don't have one will protect you from the low end of the scale. If the house gets too hot because it is hot outside, try a cool place in the house?

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The hiding shrimp could be a berried female. When mine get berried they don't come out from hiding very often. as for her not getting food, she still is. Shrimp eat the biofilm that grows on everything in the aquarium. Even hidden under a rock, she'll still get food.

If you can't temperature regulate your house, you might have some issues with shrimp. They really don't like the warm temperatures. You can try moving the tank to a basement or room facing north (if you're in the northern hemisphere). These tend to be cooler places. You can also try putting the tank on the floor because heat rises.

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I don't think it ever went below 72 and it was over the course of a few days, but even 86 to 72 is big, I understand. There won't be another jump like that. I can't think of a way to keep the temp perfectly stable because my house isn't temp regulated.
if you keep struggling with the temp to no avail.i guess it might be time to get a larger tank for them.larger volumes of water are easier to regulate.if you have berried females,you will quickly populate a larger tank. i see your little 2 gallon getting overpopulated in a very short time.

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Thanks, all! I didn't think about her carrying eggs. My 3 adult RCs look to be female but I'm not sure about one of them.
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