Bjorn Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 Discovered a neocaridina death this morning and another this evening. They were both lying on their backs, fully intact and motionless. I got them as part of a 10 piece variety pack from Aqua Huna 19 days ago. They arrived in 72 hours and all seemed healthy on arrival. I placed them in my community tank and started the medication trio (first time for everyone). Observing them, they seem to have been adjusting well, constantly grazing, coloring up, and growing impressively fast. I've only spotted two of the ones that are alive today. I watched them carefully and it didn't seem like they were grazing as much as I've seen them though it could be me projecting my concern. I'm a bit stumped and disheartened. I haven't changed anything since I've gotten them except gradually increased the CO2. But I doubt that's the culprit because my drop checker hasn't read anything close to dangerous. I run an air stone to be on the safe side. Plus, the first death happened early in the morning before CO2 was on. Maybe copper some other toxin has gotten into my water somehow? Should I get a test kit? My city's water report tested 0.12 ppm Cu so contamination would most likely have to come from something other than my source. Water Parameters: Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: ~10 ppm Ph: 7.2 (3hrs post CO2 shutoff) dKH: 7 (3hrs post CO2 shutoff) dGH: 11 Temperature: 79f Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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