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How do I stop losing shrimp after a water change?

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BristledOne

So glad to hear a happy outcome, time to enjoy the peaceful aspect of shrimp keeping methinks!

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Jenbenwren

I can spend hours watching the shrimp. The tank is in the lounge between 2 comfy recliners and much prefer to watch them than what's on tv most of the time lol.

I think we have one female CBS and by the way the others were going crazy doing their version of the shrimptona 5000 and crashing into everything the other day, there's a chance she developed her 1st saddle and a slim chance she may be berried.

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newbreed

Congrats on things settling down! Fingers crossed for CBS berries!

It's amazing how time disappears when shrimp staring!

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Squiggle

That's fantastic news! Sounds like you're definitely on the right path now, well done! :D

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Jenbenwren

It doesn't look like Mrs Brownnose is berried but she doesn't climb the glass any more so I can't get a good look. She's still young so there's plenty of time and one of the other juvies that hides a lot may be female. She has a similar body shape to Mrs Brownnose but is still little so will wait and see.

It turns out we do still have 7! We must've been lucky and given 11!

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OzShrimp

Its always good news when things settle down. As they said its always good to have the test kits incase something goes wrong.

 

I got 50% off from one of my old LFS when i lived in sydney after a bunch of fish i brought from there wiped out my whole community tank with disease. Took advantage of it and brought a albino short fin bristle nose and bred them with a female lol

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Jenbenwren

I picked up a nitrate test kit and 3 Neon Paecox for our com tank. I've been wanting to add some rainbows to our fishtank for ages so I had to get a boy and 2 girls while I had the chance. There's still a little left but I'm still debating on what to get next.

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richie

Hi Jenbenwren,

 

Glad to hear things are back on track. I'm way out of the picture with my shrimp at the moment due to being out of work a while already.

 

However I can help with some RO water if you need it. I put in a system while I still had some funds around. phew! I'm down to one lonely shrimp now in my Fluval nano tank. I hope to get back into it soon.

 

I'm in Glen Waverley, Victoria. Do you have containers?

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Jenbenwren

Hi Richie.

Thank you so much for your kind offer. I picked up a 2nd RO unit not to long ago that only needed new filters and it's been hard at work with my 3 shrimp tanks since.

What sort of shrimp is your loner? I might have a friend or few to keep it company and I'm near by in Vermont

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