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Bamboo Shrimp Help! Molting or Dying?


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Hello! 5 Days ago I bought a bamboo shrimp (first ever shrimp) for my 20 gallon. Yesterday I had a very hard time finding them and then today they were out in the open so I thought they were just exploring. But now they are acting very weird. For about an hour they were on their back flicking their swimmerets. But now they seem to have stopped flicking, they are twitching every 20 minutes or so, but still on their back. I have attached photos and videos. The pictures of them on their back where they are more pale is how they are now. But as you can see, they lost color in about 40 minutes. Is this a sign of molting or are they dying? 

Tank has been running since early September 2022

  • Nitrates: 25 ppm
  • Nitrite 0 ppm
  • Ammonia 0 ppm




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