02-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
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| | Re: shrimp keep dying!
Originally Posted by tighidden
I have had four shrimp die now. They all die in the same way. They seem to lose ability of their motor functions and start spazzing out, jerking all over the tank. Then they stop, usually on their backs and continue to kick their legs. Has this happened to anyone.
How long were the shrimp in the tank before this happened? Are there any living shrimp still in the tank? If so, how long have the living ones been in there? Are there any snails or fish in the tank? If so, how long have they been there, and do they seem healthy?
I suspect something toxic (to shrimp) in the water--but that leaves a pretty wide field of possibilities! I asked about snails and fish as well, because some things will kill all of them, other things will kill only some.