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Sad loss of a berried blue :-(

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blackcat

I got some new blues the other day and this morning lost one if my new berried f remales :( my wp are

nitrate 0

Nitrite 0

Ammonia 0

Ph 7.8 I have heaps of ial in ther to no avail

Tds 260

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blackcat

Can berried femals still molt

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blackcat

Should I drop the ph of the tap water when doing top ups??? :(

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honcho

did you acclimatise the shrimp slowly when you recieved them..

berried fems can be a lil weaker than unberried ones..

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blackcat

Yes over 1 hour with drip acclimation. I think they got stuck in the po for a night .... im not sure if she was t hardest w one that arrived berried or the one that gor berried within 24 hrs in my tank im so sad

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honcho
Yes over 1 hour with drip acclimation. I think they got stuck in the po for a night .... im not sure if she was t hardest w one that arrived berried or the one that gor berried within 24 hrs in my tank im so sad

gettin stuck at PO shouldnt be too much of a problem ..

also your ph should go down slowly as you added indian almond leaves..btw when did u add them,how many did you use and how big is your tank..?

on my cherry tanks my tds is usually pretty high at around 300-400 but they seem happy and breed regularly

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blackcat

Too late and I dont have a egg tumbler yet :-( not sure how long she was down for either

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Shrimpy

All you would need is a net and airstone for tumbling, i think there is still an even chance you can save the eggs.

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JohnH

It's worth a shot trying to save the eggs.

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blackcat

Wish I had seen this earlier will def try next time should it happen again.. sheldon the turtle got this little blue :-(

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blackcat

Ial have been in since start . 2 big leaves in 84 L tank and just added another one, the original 2 r at the decomposing stage going almost see through. No idea about high ph

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MrShrimp

Sorry about your lose. Your water is fine. some times these things happen even when our water is perfect. IMO, there's nothing more you can do.

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CNgo2006

It is usually the berried girls we need to look out for as they are under extra stress...maybe acclimate for longer next time, I find the longer the better...I have lost my share of berried girls but always worth trying to hatch the eggs artificially.

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blackcat

Thanks everyone for the reassurance :) ill soldier on and get over it .. was just a shock thats all and will try to hatch eggs next time ...

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Garnelchen

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your loss. :(

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Smithers

Sorry for your loss mate, devo so close too.

I tried to tumble eggs off a GB that died in a fish net but forgot about them lil pesky snails chowing down on them....hope their cholesterol sky rocketed lol.

Best luck with the future clutches.

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blackcat
Sorry for your loss mate' date=' devo so close too.

I tried to tumble eggs off a GB that died in a fish net but forgot about them lil pesky snails chowing down on them....hope their cholesterol sky rocketed lol.

Best luck with the future clutches.[/quote']

Gb?

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blackcat

Could u use a breedernet with a airstone within the actual tank where the female died??

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Squiggle

GB = Golden Bee.

Sorry to hear about your loss, never a good thing to loose berried girls. :dejection:

You don't want them to moult while berried as the eggs are stuck to their shell & they would drop the eggs, it can happen but they will leave the eggs behind. :encouragement:

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Squiggle
Could u use a breedernet with a airstone within the actual tank where the female died??

Yes, some people use a small plastic strainer as it's more solid :victorious:

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MrShrimp

Stainless steel tea infuser from fleabay

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h20rat

Sorry to hear blackcat :( I'm sure that will be the extent of the damage though

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blackcat

I still have 3 berried but it doesn't make it any easier :( just sad that I didn't think, I could save the eggs :( ...oh well like I said 1 chalked up to experience:o

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blackcat

Well I made the decision to put the berried blue, that just delivered her shrimplets, and 2 of my best blue boys into a breeding net ...lets hope I have no losses and a berriesd blue soon.... how long do I leave them in there SAFELY!!:confused:

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