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Help! my red cherry shrimp

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by HeXon, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. HeXon

    HeXon New Member

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    i have 9 RCS and i just recently removed my RCS from my main tank and place it from my smaller tank so that they can be alone. My sand was from the beach and my plants are from my main tank which i cut them off. I wash the sand thorough then place it in the aquarium and planted it and then put my RCS to it with 1 male and 2 female fancy guppy that im trying to breed.


    after 1 night when i wake up i found my shrimp shedding and some are swimming crazy and after they swim they just float and then turn upside down like dying or something but my fishes are fine so i remove them and put them back to my main tank and slowly they recovered.

    I did a lot of water change with it around 60% of it and i try to experiment with it. I place 1 of my shrimp again in the 2nd tank and still the same output almost dying so i remove it. I conclude that it might be my sand that is causing its sickness but i don't know what elements are the reason for the sickness.

    please help if you have any ideas of the reason of this madness. I love my shrimp because its unique and cute and simple one.


    And BTW I'm from Philippines and i'm not in manila(which is the capitol city in our country). I Were only lest than 5 people in our city who are currently having or breeding micro shrimps. So some of the equipment's are not easily access in this area so we use our creative minds to use natural and alternative remedies for our hobby
     
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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    HeXon

    Welcome to ASW

    There are several members who have and breed Shrimps.

    I have Cherries and breeding extremely well.

    http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/articles/types-of-fish.php

    This will help you considerably as you can see Guppies are not suitable to have with shrimps.

    Its a wonder the Cherries are still alive.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. HeXon

    HeXon New Member

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    sad to say all of my shrimps died. All 9 of them. what should i do to get rid of copper or even CO2 on my tank?


    i just pair up my guppies for breeding and there not that big to eat my shrimps. The fishes are fine but not my shrimp. whats wrong with it?
     
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  5. vinoy

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    I placed red cherry shrimps with my barbs. After a day there's none of them. Did they (barbs) eat my rcs?


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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    They certainly did and enjoyed them very much thank you very much.

    There are very few fish that are suitable to be with shrimps.

    Keith:):)
     
  7. vinoy

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    Lol. Now I don't know which algae eater should I place


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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    It might be
    a good idea to ask the question in "Shrimp and Invertz" were it will not be confused with HeXon posting.

    Starting with
    I will continue from there for you.

    Keith:):)
     
  9. vinoy

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    My bad lol


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  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    NONO

    It will mean more posters will see your post.

    I would be the bad one for not helping you.

    Keith:):)
     
  11. Supercoley1

    Supercoley1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Pitbull Plecs, bristlenoses, Corys & Otos are fine with shrimp as are Bororas.

    Harlequin & Espei Rasboras, small Tetras are fine with shrimp and fry should be OK as long as there is enough cover.

    My best guess on the OP problem with the little info provided is that it says 'beach sand' which if taken from the beach will contain salt deposits which are not ideal to say the least in a freshwater tank.

    The Barbs defo had a meal for the second guy.
     
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