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'lo,

I've been told if the shrimp and swimming around quite actively it could be because the females are ready to mate. It could also be bad wp ?

I have had a lot of molted shrimp lately, however, I think most of them are Darwin Red Nose Shrimp.

If I have blue velvet shrimp in there, and the DRNS are ready to breed will that set off ALL shrimp or just that breed ? (Because the blue male is swimming around)

Just for peace of mind, what would be the most important wp to test for to make sure they are fine ?

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Generally, when a female is saddled and molts, the males will go crazy, and hunt her down....if your WP isn't great, and been contaminated, they can have a similar reaction with more jerking and sporadic behaviour.

Different species I think releases different signals....when my CRS swims crazily, I don't notice my cherries doing the same, and vice verse....BUT i've not made a close observation.

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What wp can I test to make sure they are okay ? I know all matter, but what would be the most important ?.... I'll go test Nitrates and Ammonia now. :(

Generally, when a female is saddled and molts, the males will go crazy, and hunt her down....if your WP isn't great, and been contaminated, they can have a similar reaction with more jerking and sporadic behaviour.Different species I think releases different signals....when my CRS swims crazily, I don't notice my cherries doing the same, and vice verse....BUT i've not made a close observation.

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Ammonia might be 0.25 but nitrates are 0. Hard to tell under lights. :(

If I do a 10% water change, it wouldn't hurt ?

EDIT: If it is breeding, I have a small breeder box and put the male and female in, it'd be quicker ?

At the moment, the male is swimming crazily while she is just grazing on the substrate ?

EDIT EDIT: I changed %10 water. I noticed a dead DRNS outside the tank just then. :( They known for that ?

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Anybody ? :(

I'm worried about the shrimp.

Looks like I'll see in the morning if they're all well.

If it is breeding, how long do they frantically swim about ? More than 24 hours ?

....if they are all still swimming frantically tomorrow, I should change more water ?

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torface

I hope you're shrimp are ok DCD!

I would've said it was breeding behaviour until you said a DRNS jumped out... You know im no expert though so sorry I cant help. I personally wouldnt put them in the breeder box though, i think it's best to leave them alone!

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When in doubt do a moderate WC, and add a airstone. Difficult to ascertain within all the other WP, or even a tank pic/video. Hope they're ok this morning.

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