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05 Apr 2018 14:08 #31 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
I'm going to move all the few shrimp I have to a different tank soon, as I seldom see them

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05 Apr 2018 14:21 #32 by Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon)
Makes sense

Smaller the tank the better. Used to keep shrimp in a 10 litre cube and they were very active.

Darker substrate helped too

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05 Apr 2018 20:41 #33 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
I'm hoping to put then in a 25l

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16 Apr 2018 17:51 #34 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Can anyone tell me if this is a pair? I can't tell

German blue ram

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16 Apr 2018 18:07 #35 by JohnH (John)
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There's a fair chance they are with the fish on the left being a pretty definite female.

I'd be a bit concerned, though, at them breathing at such a fast rate, this might be a water issue - or have you just brought them home and introduced them into the tank? - Sometimes stress can cause extreme respiration rates.

Keep an eye on them and if this is maintained you might consider a water change. Another thought is - if they were introduced too quickly there might be an inequality of water (pH, hardness).

Hopefully they'll settle down and the breathing settles too.

John

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16 Apr 2018 18:16 #36 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
It's been about a week since I introduced to them to the tank, there was quite a bit of fighting when they were in their old tank in the store, could that be a reason?

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16 Apr 2018 18:29 - 16 Apr 2018 18:30 #37 by JohnH (John)
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If it's that long since I don't think it's stress from being moved then.

You might want to check your water parameters and do a fairly large (say 25%) change - just to be on the safe side. At least that would be my plan of immediate action - can any other members make suggestions for Aldrin?

John

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16 Apr 2018 18:45 #38 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Doing a 50% as we speak. Didn't know that the breathing thing was a bad sign, really glad I asked here, thank you, never kept German blues before or any cichlids for that matter.
Thanks for the help John, much appreciated

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18 Apr 2018 14:21 #39 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
They. Seem not any different, the gills r moving very fast

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18 Apr 2018 15:26 #40 by JohnH (John)
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So much for my suggestion then, have you checked the water parameters?

Your video doesn't show the other fish - is their breathing rate fast as well?

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18 Apr 2018 22:04 #41 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
the fish passed away couple of hours after my last comment :(

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18 Apr 2018 22:47 #42 by JohnH (John)
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Aldrin wrote: the fish passed away couple of hours after my last comment :(


Sorry to read this - if you only had the fish a week (and, assuming they were breathing like that from the start) it will be worth mentioning this at the shop you bought them from. Go and look at the remaining stock and see if they're breathing similarly.

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19 Apr 2018 06:05 #43 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
I won't be going to that shop anymore, I'm not gonna bother, the shop is far away from, and it's not gone be worth going to it just to complain

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