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    Default Shrimplets can't survive.

    Hi everyone,

    I have 4 CRS, 1 female & 4 males and they mate regularly. But i have never seen any shrimplets except first pregnancy and it was just for two days after eggs hatched. They were about 2milimeters long and so cute but unfortunately they disappeared suddenly. I feed them by spirulina powder, boiled vegs (spinach, red pepper, carrot etc.) sera plankton tabs, new life thera +a small fish every second day alternately and crushed ramshorn snails once a week.

    water parameters of the tank:

    ph: 6,4
    tds: 180
    kh: ~1
    gh: ~4
    no2: 0
    no3: 0
    temp: 21C

    This tank is nearly 1 year old and planted. I use RO water and do ~20% wc once a week. I don't know what is wrong and need some advices.

    Thanks in advance..

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    how did u get to GH of 4? any kind of test or meter?

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    I use a regular test strip. I know the strips are not so accurate but it's about 4.
    "~" was emphasizing "approx."

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    Is it possible your filter is sucking the shrimplets in?

    Also do you have anything else in the tank for example live fish? or maybe parasites like hydra, planaria, leaches hard to see

    Do you have any crypts or caves where they can die and you cant see em?

    are you using gravel or soil? do you have any temp or ph swings?

    how long are you lighting the tank for each day? and what lighting are you using?

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    Hi felyor,
    It's impossible 'cos the inlet is covered with a sponge.
    I have some hydra issues but not so much. (do you think they are responsible?)
    Yes i have some driftwoods with lots of moss and plants. It's not possible to see if they die there . But the main question is why they die?
    I use Dazs soil as substrate and temp & ph are stable..
    Lighting period is 8 hours a day and i use a 6500k/14 w energy saving bulb.

    By the way, the dimensions of my tank are 30x30x25 cm (22 liters)

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    when was the last time you see shrimplets?

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    I saw them about 4 months ago. She became pregnant twice after that, but i could never see any shrimplets again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksider View Post
    Hi felyor,
    It's impossible 'cos the inlet is covered with a sponge.
    I have some hydra issues but not so much. (do you think they are responsible?)
    Yes i have some driftwoods with lots of moss and plants. It's not possible to see if they die there . But the main question is why they die?
    I use Dazs soil as substrate and temp & ph are stable..
    Lighting period is 8 hours a day and i use a 6500k/14 w energy saving bulb.

    By the way, the dimensions of my tank are 30x30x25 cm (22 liters)
    http://www.plas.com/are_hydra_harmful.html

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    yes hydra WILL KILL ure shrimplets easily and what u can see is only half of the problem there will be more

    use panacur 1g powder to nuke em

    do it right and all the hydra r gone in less than 24 hours

    use the right doseage and u will not kill a single shrimp

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    u need to use 5% of the 1g powder added to ure tank for 3 days then do a large water change and slow drip the new water back in

    to get 5% divide it into 2 piles then take 1 pile and divide it into 5 piles then take one pile and divide it into 2

    add to some small amount of water and shake it around

    then add to ure tank

    the driftwood is where the hydra are hiding and killing ure shrimplets

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