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Old 01/12/2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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New cleaner Shrimp stressed out?

I just now introduced a cleaner shrimp to my tank. After an hour of acclimation I turned it loose in the tank. Upon falling in the arms of my serpant star it finally made it to the bottom of the tank. It then ran under a rock and sat for a moment. After that it dartted to the back of the tank where it met one of my large snails. The shrimp then jumped a little and sort of frooze then fell over and kicked legs a bit. After all of that I sat it up on a rock and made sure it didn't fall over. Its now sitting on the side of the rock and not moving. Is this normal? Water parameteres are excellent. Also itroduced an urchin. It seems to be doing fine.


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Old 01/12/2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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how did you acclimate it? Drip?


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Old 01/12/2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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I think its dead now Nassarius snail has been snffing it out. That bites!


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Old 01/12/2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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No drip just left the bag it came in the aquarium. After 1/2 hour i put a cup of tank water in the bag and thew again every 15 minutes.


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Old 01/12/2007, 05:51 PM   #5
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did you acclimate for temp, like float the bag


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Old 01/12/2007, 05:58 PM   #6
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Yea floated the bag in the refugium.


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Old 01/12/2007, 08:33 PM   #7
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i would say bad shrimp because i didnt even acclimate my shrimp...just for the temp.and hes geting huge


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Old 01/12/2007, 08:34 PM   #8
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wait a sec you did check your salinity correct might be ur problem


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Old 01/12/2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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DId you check the salinity in the bag and the salinity in your tank! If there was a difference you should have drip accumulate the shrimp to your tank salinity, Always put the bag in the tank to get the bag water to the same temp as your tank!
If you dump the shrimp in with a big salinity difference it will kill the shrimp!


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Old 01/12/2007, 11:57 PM   #10
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Re: New cleaner Shrimp stressed out?

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I just now introduced a cleaner shrimp to my tank. After an hour of acclimation I turned it loose in the tank. .
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No drip just left the bag it came in the aquarium. After 1/2 hour i put a cup of tank water in the bag and thew again every 15 minutes.
So, you added water twice? That's quite short for cleaner shrimp. If you can't/don't drip acclimate, then for inverts, add 1/2 cup of tank water every 30mins for 3hrs.

I had one kick the bucket simply because I was topping off with freshwater (no sump at the time) and he adventured through the waterfall. He stopped, swayed a bit, then fell over.


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Old 01/13/2007, 11:26 AM   #11
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$7.49 Hydrometer + 1 noob + 1 cleaner shrimp = -$25 1 dead shrimp & 1 unhappy noob


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Old 01/13/2007, 11:51 AM   #12
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I float the bag for 15 minutes to match temps. The I poke a few holes in the bag to start letting the water params to equalize. You can give the bag a gentle squeeze and watch the holes. If the water coming out of the holes looks all distorted then the acclimation is not complete. This usually takes 1.5 hours or more. I have done all my livestock this way and have not lost one yet.


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Old 01/13/2007, 12:09 PM   #13
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My spg was running about 1.029


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Old 01/13/2007, 12:41 PM   #14
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Some people may disagree, but I drip acclimate everything. Just get about 5 feet of airline tubing and a valve to control the speed of the water siphoning to the new specimen. Adjust the valve so that you start w/ a nice slow drip and over a period of about 2 hrs increase the dripping rate. The cost of the setup is under 3 dollars and is well worth the price. In all likelyhood you have all the materials to do this laying around already.


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