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Re: Cherry Shrimp Problems

Subject: Re: Cherry Shrimp Problems
by Anonymous on 2011/10/27 18:57:26

I've just retested the tank for ammonia, and it looks like 0.25ppm. The colour is somewhere between 0 and 0.25, but is closer to the latter. Most of the shrimps now seem okay (they are swimming around and walking on the hunt for food) apart from two. One of the two is not that bad, he walks around and swims a little, but when he is still he just allows himself to fall onto his side. The other is a lot worse, just lying on its side or back, fanning its legs and gills.

Is ammonia the most likely cause? I fear I may have to find the shrimps a temporary home in my community tank and cycle this one again, but I have no doubt that I will have to protect them from the angelfish if I do.

Thanks for all your helpful advice; hopefully they'll all pull through.