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:sorrow::sorrow:After giving hugs and sympathy to many members of this forum for the loss of their prize shrimpies, Now I think it is my time to get some back in return. I have 5 x 600x300x300mm tanks set up on the top deck of my boat. These tanks hold all my special project cherries ranging from chocolates, my line bred orange, yellows etc etc. They are all plumbed in to the same system and all the parameters are basic the same. This afternoon when I went to feed the stock I discovered 11 chocolate shrimp ( all I own bar one)dead :sorrow::sorrow: They have been sharing their tank with my Darwin red nose, and DAS. none of who have been effected. very painful loss I had a couple of berried girls and was waiting for the first drop. I have harvested what eggs I could and have them tumbling in the tank. I guess all I can do is wait for the outcome and save up some pennies to buy a couple of chocolate pairs.:dejection:

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Damn sorry to hear wayne, do u know what could have caused it?? are all the other cherrys fine?

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That's terrible Wayne, I'm so sorry! :sorrow:

Do you have any idea what the cause might have been? Hopefully the eggs will be okay :(

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Hey all thanks for the hugs, Bob good news your blokes are A ok. I found a couple more dead cherries in the tank below so I isolated both tanks and have done a 50% water change and added a couple more air stones to all tanks to break up anything on the surface. There was a very slight oily look on the surface of both tanks ( before water change) so I am thinking some sort of airborne contaminate!!The top and bottom tanks on the rack look OK. There has been an explosion of cockroaches, (The big suckers) lately and I think it may have been some insect spray from one of the adjoining boats,?? anyway I can't do anything more until the morning. I hope that I have acted quick enough to save things

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Sorry to hear of your loss Wayne, i know exactly how you feel having loss most of my shrimps as well.:encouragement:

hopefully the tumble eggs will hatch for you . i did tumble my eggs as well but it was 8hrs after they died so not sure if the eggs are going to hatch.

All you can do is wait and see if the rest are ok.

Keep going brother! Us shrimp keepers have to stick together.:congratulatory:

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Better news today, no more deaths today. looks as if I have caught the bug in time. total deaths 23 all told and one still sick. I think I got out of it lightly. Now to get some more chocolates and start again down that road.

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sorry to hear mate.

glad you've got it all under control.

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Sorry to hear that Wayne :(

I had a similar story but it was a certain lady in my life putting on perfume as she went past the tank:( I was pretty gutted but my wife smelt nice, so I was very nearly balanced out.

They are such delicate little buggers I guess all we can do is be thankfull for everyday we do actually keep them alive!

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:applause:Revised total, Make that 22 shrimp dead!!!! Last night I decided to pull the tank down that had the bug and to my delight I found one of my chocolate girls , alive, berried and very well. I am now over the moon, I still might be lucky enough to start getting some of the chocolate delights from my girl.:cheerful:

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