Death of yellow shrimp

Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pratiksawai47 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:10 pm

Day before yesterday he had a white colour through out his tail and was behaving abnormally and today he was caught dead.
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70 litre only shrimp tank with only 4 shrimp among them 3 female and one male.the population had exploded recently.
Just staarted dosing macro ferts.
Is this the reason for death?
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pratiksawai47 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:46 am

Here's a pic

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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby Rohan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:56 am

White colored band on tail sometimes indicates a bacterial or fungal infection. Maybe it is the reason of death.
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pratiksawai47 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:01 am

one female is also suffering.
Any cure?
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pulsarabhi » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:09 am

Have you checked your water parameters? This IMO is the biggest killer of all. What's your water change schedule on this tank? If I was you, I would always do a water change when in doubt, especially with a shrimp tank. Also, shrimp are sensitive to copper, so macros shudnt be a problem unless they contain copper traces. Doing a 50% water change immediately would be your best step forward to minimize any more losses. Good luck.
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pratiksawai47 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:13 am

Thanks pulsarabhi for your valuable reply
I do 40% wc in weekends.
So today will do 50%.
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pulsarabhi » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:18 am

No problem at all. Also I believe you are already taking care that your water is chlorine free.
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby Abhisek » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:48 am

Sorry for your loss.

So tell me which water you use for water change - tap water or RO?

Removing just chlorine only from tapwater isnt a solution. They can contain copper, lead also there.
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pratiksawai47 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:53 am

I use tap water with normal dechlorinator
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Re: Death of yellow shrimp

Postby pulsarabhi » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:26 am

You heard it from one of the experts himself, chlorine is not the only thing to look out for in your tap water. Check you dechlorinator bottle if it says anything about removing heavy metals from the water. Branded anti chlorine like Prime do this, I have been successfully using this on my shrimp tanks. IMO you need to be sure of your source water parameters when you dealing with any kind of shrimps, @abhisek please correct me if I am wrong.
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