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abepaniagua

After almost 2 weeks without deaths, one died just yesterday. Blue neo started turning white inside its body...read about it too late and it seems to be muscular necrosis. Took him out of the tank before dying. No other shrimp looks to have that same problem as of now.

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sdlTBfanUK

Probably worth doing the water parameter tests to check where you are with those.

It is important to keep the parameters steady/stable with shrimp.

Sorry to hear you lost another shrimp!

Simon

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abepaniagua

Parameters seem to be pretty stable but I'll be adding some floaters which should help with ammonia and nitrites. 

My tank is an endless roller coaster for me...one shrimp died and yesterday two big females molted and went into hiding below the sponge filter. A few hours later, both are pregnant. I'll upload a picture later on today. I added a plant, can't remember if it's a cryptocorine or not and will be adding floaters today or tomorrow. 

 

 

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Well guys, thanks for your help. Just a small update. It seems that dosing the tank with oxytetracycline worked like a charm. Haven't had a single death since then, and all shrimps have grown so much! At one point I had 5 berried shrimps! Some have given birth, one molted and lost shrimps, but all good! Look at them feasting and munching! 

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So pleased to hear it as been resolved and thoseshrimp look healthy and happy! Long mayit stay that way and you get lots ofbaby shrimp soon. Thanks for the update!

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