Urgent Shrimp Dying! Don't know what to do!!1

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  1. KDtrey5

    KDtrey5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    So this mornin my shrimp was doing good, then I looked 3 hours later and he is on his back twitching fluttering and about to die. He even lets me grab him to put him upright. He just molted like 3 days ago too. What is happening please help!!! I have a 20 gallon long and a good amount of rock. Parameters are all good ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate 20 going down. Im gna do a water change soon. Please help!
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately KDtrey there is really not much you can do in this instance except try a water change.

    It's not uncommon for shrimp to go through a bad molt and this leads to their demise.

    I would test pH and SG to make sure they are in line as shrimp do poorly when you have notable swings in both those values.

    Good luck and sorry to hear about the shrimp.
     
  4. KDtrey5

    KDtrey5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    He died as I was putting salt in the ro water. I probably wont get another one until i start dosing iodine and once my tank is fully matured
     
  5. mdbannister

    mdbannister Flamingo Tongue

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    Sorry for your loss. I was going to suggest that you dose iodide if you aren't already. I lost 2 shrimp and then found out that this was necessary. Ever since, I've had no issues.
     
  6. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    Be careful dosing iodine its very difficult to acurately test and very easy to over dose.iodide is alittle safe but don't dose it jnless you are testing for it and comfortably testing for it.you may be better off just selecting a salt with a higher amount in it to begin with.
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    +1

    If you're doing the routine water changes with a decent salt you should not need to dose iodine.
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +2 Had shrimp for years and have never dosed iodine.;)