Martin Posted June 26, 2021 Share Posted June 26, 2021 (edited) Hey all! I've recently been facing an issue with dying invertebrates without any clear cause. My tank is a 10-gallon that has been pretty well-established and moderate to heavily planted. The water parameters have been consistently stable for months (tested weekly) at: pH: 6.8-7.0 KH: roughly 1.8 GH: 6.7 Nitrates: 20 I've lost 5x ghost shrimp, then 7x amano shrimp, followed by 3x nerites. The ghost shrimp died shortly after the introduction of some glowlamp tetra, however I watched them closely and never observed any foul play. The shrimp themselves never displayed any prey-like behavior and would never go into hiding either. In addition, the shrimp were a good size (roughly 1" or larger) so I wouldn't expect tetra to harass them. After I lost the ghost shrimp, I replaced them with the amano. Admittedly, they were very small (half-inch or less). While I never observed any foul play either, they DID go into hiding and I would randomly find a dead one out in the open. The puzzling thing to me are the nerites. I added 4 of them and 3 of them are now dead. The fish (combo of glowlamp and neons) have all been happy throughout their course in the tank without losses. Anyone know of any unaccounted factors that I may be missing? I know the glowlamps may be a potential culprit, but it's just odd, and I don't know that they would account for the dead nerites. I've never had this issue before and I'm rather bummed about the ghost shrimp as I had them for a good long while. I like diversity in the types of animal life in my tank, but at this point, I'm hesitant to add anything else. Thanks to everyone in advance! Martin Edited June 26, 2021 by Martin Grammar 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now