Why Do My Shrimp Keep Dying Check List !!

So lets move on to the probables and this is where it is important that you know the species of shrimp you have because conditions are not the same for every shrimp.

3. Water

3a. What is the source ? tap, reverse osmosis, distilled , sea , lake , river , rainwater ? you get the point.


What is your water change frequency and how do you do it?

What is the temperature of the water ?

Do you have an ammonia reading ?

What is The Ph of the water ?

What is the Gh of the water ?

What is the Kh ?

If you use Reverse Osmosis water what is the TDS

What make of buffer do you use ?

4. Substrate

What substrate do you use ? because you do get bad ones.


What filtration do you use ?

6 .Cycling

Did you cycle the tank and how did you do it ?


Did you buy plants from a fish store? because they do get treated with anti snail anti algae and parasitical treatment very often, most of these are toxic to shrimp.

8. How did you acclimate the shrimp and for how long?

9 How many shrimp do you have ? overpopulating a tank to early can cause deaths.

10. How much food do you feed your shrimp and how often ?

11. aerosol and pesticide use near tank?

These are all questions you should have answers for before asking why my shrimp die or at least know some answers.

Lets break down the above into an easy copy paste format that can be used to answer the common questions and reasons behind a shrimp dying.


The My Shrimp Are Dying Checklist/ Please Answer As Many Of The Questions Below As Possible.

  1. Shrimp Type?
  2. Shrimp Amount?
  3. Shrimp Source?
  4. Tank Size?
  5. Substrate?
  6. Filtration?
  7. Water Source?
  8. Temperature?
  9. PH?
  10. GH?
  11. KH?
  12. Ammonia?
  13. Cycle Time?
  14. Feeding Type of Food And Amount?
  15. Tank Mates ?
  16. Parasites?
  17. Bacteria?
  18. Medication?
  19. Pesticides, Fly Spray ?
  20. Your Shrimp Tank Maintenance ?


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Happy Shrimp Keeping

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