NOLANANO Posted March 1 Share Posted March 1 I went on a beach vacation for 4 days and when I returned, all of my shrimp are dead. Well... I think they are all dead. I found a few dead ones and the rest are no where to be seen. I also had a single ram that was perfectly healthy (I think) before I left have severe fin rot. Like half of its dorsal fin was gone and it died the morning after I got back. I checked the parameters and everything looked ok except for a small amount of Ammonia. When I say small, I mean the test kit was a yellow with the slightest hint of green. I did a water change and the ammonia has not returned. All other fish seem to be doing well. My Questions: 1) What could cause an entire (seemingly healthy) shrimp colony (50-100 or so shrimp) to die off in 4 days? 2) Is it possible that they all died of predation? I find this one hard to believe. 3) Do I need to find the source of the ammonia or is it most likely that the dead shrimp caused the ammonia spike? 4) Did the Ammonia spike (possibly from the shrimp) cause the fin rot? 5) Does fin rot usually happen so fast? I also have other rams and fish and none of them seem affected. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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