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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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What the ghost shrimp?

I purchased a gs at my local PetCo and put it in my betta's tank. It immediately landed on its back and stayed there kicking its legs for a few hours. I flipped it over on its stomach, but it just flipped itself back over. My betta hasn't done anything to it except nudge it a little, but no biting. The shrimp was fine at the store. What's going on?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 10:18 PM
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ghost shrimps are delicate.... they really nevr have a reason to die
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I bought 3 then 4 more and only 4 remain, who knows.. If it isn't clear anymore it's dead. Good thing they're cheap. They're 38 each ..
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Did you acclimate it?

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Did you acclimate it?
Just put it right on in the tank.
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That would be why. They are VERY sensitive to water changes.

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How do I acclimate it well? and sorry, I am new to the fish tank world.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 12:34 PM
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you float the bag it came in inside the tank you intend to put it in. this evens out the temperature. Then every 10 minutes, add a spoonful of water from the tank into the bag. This allows the livestock to slowly transition to its new water conditions. after doing this for two hours, you should be able to release the shrimp into the tank.
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