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s0078077
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PostSubject: Shrimp die off.   Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:45 pm

I had a strange one last night. I noticed lots of my shrimp (native) looking sickly. They were laying on their side twitching. This morning there's at least half a dozen dead ones, but the bristlenose seem fine. I checked for Amonia - none. PH is over 7, but it usually is. Little worried as I don't want my fish to follow.

I hadn't done any water changes in four days and the only think I can think of is I put some rockmelon in -- maybe it had something on it?

Any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:29 pm

Hi,how long had you had the melon? Did you feed the skin aswell and did you wash it first?
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:31 pm

It's possible the melon could have been sprayed with some kind of pesticide or fungicide, did you wash it before putting it in Question. I think some fungicides are copper based, copper being toxic to both shrimps and BN's.

Hopefully you removed the melon and did a partial water change.

I would keep an eye on things, water parameters, etc just to make it is not a water based problem.



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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:04 am

it'd been in the fridge a few days. Skin and all and I didn't wash it. Might be the culprit i'd say. Will do a bigger water change today. Did about 15% yesterday when I first noticed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:13 am

Cantaloupe can carry bacteria on the skin so it may be the culprit.Do the water changes and let us know how it goes and good luck to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 pm

Did a good water change, cleaned all the filters and so far so good. Fingers crossed!
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:03 am

A piece of good advice is to put anything raw (veggies meat) into the deep freezer for a day or two, after a good washing.

Have never got sick/dead fish ever since. Might work for you, as well. Keep fingers crossed.
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp die off.   Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:00 am

s0078077 wrote:
Did a good water change, cleaned all the filters and so far so good. Fingers crossed!

That is good news cheers
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