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Cosmo

So I have a female that has berried twice and lost eggs both times. Suggestions?

 

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Crabby

What do you mean she's lost them? Dropped them completely, or in a molt?

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sdlTBfanUK

Great photo, lots of eggs............ can't see any eyes in those eggs?

Do you have a male in the tank?

As crabby, what do you mean by losing eggs?

Simon

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Cosmo

It seems like she drops them. There are several smaller and assuming younger males in the tank. I currently have 9 in a 10 gal tank. Lost 1 due to stress in the move.

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jayc

Shrimps may drop eggs if they are not fertilised or when stressed out.

Assuming they are not stressed, the eggs may not be fertilised.

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Crabby

How long is she holding them before she 'drops' them? Are you sure she isn't just giving birth and the babies are dying? Because that's a different problem altogether.

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Cosmo

Update: So I've seen a few babies but I am losing shrimp every couple weeks. I had 9 and am down to 6 but counted 5 babies this am. Also noticed that one or two of my females appears to have Scutariella (thanks for the post on parasites). Ordered Genchem no planaria today off Amazon to treat the problem.

 

Water parameters are steady with pH of 7.6, gh 6.5, kh 3.7, TDS 169 and no ammonia, nitrate or nitrite. Those water parameters have held steady since mid Feb.

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jayc

You water parameters are not anything to be concerned about. However, if you are still loosing shrimp with no sign of disease, maybe reduce GH a little to 5-6. Your shrimp might be having a hard time moulting, if they were raised in softer water.

 

<edit> - do you have Cholla in your tank?

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Cosmo

I have Cholla in the tank and almond leaf

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sdlTBfanUK

Great news that you have sen some babies and hopefully there are more than you have seen? Any babies will be used to that water so should be stronger! The parameters look fine and I am assuming you are now using RO water plus re-mineraliser? 

I hope you manage to clear the scutariella problem without any problems?

Simon

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Cosmo

Thanks. Have been using RO water. I will let you know how it goes

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