10 Red Cherry Shrimp
I ordered and received 30+ cherry shrimp. They were alive in the bags. Great packaging. I moved them from bags to three separate containers. Immediately after moving them, I tested water parameters. Water matched my water except for nitrates and temperature. My water had zero nitrates whereas all bags were test strip color of 40ish. The temperature of my water was 74 and shrimp water 71. I started adding aquarium water using a turkey baster. I added a turkey baster amount every 30 minutes. After the first addition two containers seemed ok. The third started showing distress. I checked parameters again. No real change in nitrates. Temperature increase maybe one degree. I continued to add water every 30 minutes for about two hours. The one container continued to deteriorate. Most of the shrimp were on their backs. The other containers seemed ok. I decided to add the two good containers to the aquarium. The third container I picked two or three shrimp that seemed in better shape and added those to the aquarium. The rest were too far gone.
Since the addition of around 25 of the 36 shrimp I received I know of three additional deaths. So total deaths around 14.
I was disappointed and have no idea what to do. Any ideas....drip vs turkey baster?
Received all 10, plus two extra, shrimp in great condition. Will definitely be ordering more as my wife and I add some more nano shrimp tanks to our home.
My ordered was quickly shipped, perfectly packaged and fun to open with a surprise inside!
All the shrimp were alive, beautiful and healthy. Very impressed! Thanks so much!
Very happy with my order all shrimp arrived alive and very active. Used the helpful acclimation guide included shrimp have great color and are all doing great.
great looking critters!!