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hoang1912

hmm. I am using salty shrimp and got unknown dead >"<. Shrimp cant mounting does it mean that I got high Ca?

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ineke

John are you hijacking a thread?????? I thought he had white coat syndrome too:encouragement:

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JohnH

Me????????

Nevarrrrrrrrrr!

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hoang1912

I just remember that I did put the Sterile Polystyrene plastic petri dish (bought from flebey) before the nightmare come. Does it be a reason?

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JohnH

Did you wash it before you put it in?

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neosin

In one of my tanks I have SSS CBS

TDS 300+

GH 13

PH 6.4-7.4 co2

No issues with molting for months

In my opinion, it is what you feed them rather than calcium in the water column. I feed them gravidas + white pellet (calcium food) and never had any problems even with crazy GH and TDS

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hoang1912

Ofcourse. I am washing everything before putting into the tank, even my hand whenever I use the net to take the dead shrimp out.

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ineke
Me????????

Nevarrrrrrrrrr!

Be careful you will end up in the naughty corner with Ninja and me!!!!! It's naughty but nice:triumphant:

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JohnH

OK, I will be good.

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ineke
OK' date=' I will be good.[/quote']

too late:triumphant:

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neosin
Ofcourse. I am washing everything before putting into the tank' date=' even my hand whenever I use the net to take the dead shrimp out.[/quote']

If you use soap then that may be why your shrimps are dying

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shrimpstan
A candid photo of BlueBolts checking his Calcium levels

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haha what a crack up!! nice one :encouragement: its funny how his so focused and committed to finding the precise calcium ratio that he even tucked his tie into his shirt!! :p

just wondering does anyone use the azoo mineral plus? i use only 4-5 drops instead of the 10ml recommended. does this add anything like magnesium? i see regular moults after using it.

i find it hard to believe that with all the different products including shrimp specialised soil, foods, minerals, beneficial bacteria from top brands like benibachi, mosura and shirakura (not to mention the German made Salty Shrimp) that when disaster hits we find ourselves fleeing to bunnings or where ever to buy epsom salts to add magnesium for calcium levels to be sufficient. i mean its an amazing find/discovery.. and might just be the trick to no more 'mystery deaths'.. but surely im not the only one puzzled by the fact that these leading brand products don't properly account for this issue of calcium deficiency, if at all. does this mean that white pellet doesn't really work if there is no magnesium in the water to make good of the calcium rich food?

its just strange that with all the $100's spent on specialty shrimp products at the end of the day it's a $10 bunnings DIY magnesium ratio that does the trick :p hats off to ya BB!!!

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jayc
hmm. I am using salty shrimp and got unknown dead >"<. Shrimp cant mounting does it mean that I got high Ca?

It would be the other way around. Low Calcium levels.

But you also need magnesium to unlock the Ca for the shrimp and plants to use it.

Also, magnesium doesn't deplete naturally, only with water changes.

But Calcium depletes as it's used up by plants and shrimp (or snails, or anything with a shell).

So it's calcium that needs to be checked and replaced in a tank regularly.

Salty shrimp might have Ca in it.

But how much is in your tank? You won't know until you get a Calcium test kit.

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Squiggle

SaltyShrimp does have both Ca & Mg & both are used by shrimp in one way or another. I checked my ratio & it was 5:1 so I had to dose Mg, only a pinch though. So as jayc said, you need to get a Ca test kit to be sure :victorious:

Wouldn't low Mg levels cause the Ca to be unusable for shrimp, so even if the Ca levels are correct it's useless without Mg?

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