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Never seen this condition before. I would wait until the shrimp molts to see if the shell improves over time. Otherwise you may want to cull to ensure these genetics do not get passed.

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What is your gh? Shell may be too thin.

Well I did a tank reset with Shrimpy Daddy products and on the API test it showed a GH of 8. I was assured that was inaccurate. However over the last two weeks I've been very slowly lowering it. The last time I checked it was 7, but I did a small water change last night so I need to check today to see how much lower it is.

My tank has been through a roller coaster the past month and a half. I lost 30 adult PRL and TBs and about 90 babies. I'm slowly switching to Salty shrimp GH + in the hopes that the deaths will stop. In the meantime I am cycling two new tanks with ADA and using Salty Shrimp GH +. I haven't started the cycle because the filters don't come in the mail until the end of this week so I am still trying to decide if I want to use MK Blue diamond which I had a ton of successful breaking with, but lower nutrient levels or Salty shrimp GH+. I have ordered Mosura Old Sea Mud to dose once weekly to replenish the nutrients. I am at a loss for what the real problem with my water is. To have that many deaths in a month is catastrophic and I have never had something like that happen. I don't know what to do or what to change. I'm running and HOB fluval filter along with two sponge filters. I don't over feed. I have purigen in the filter. I'm really at a loss and want to throw in the towel. I lost more than half my shrimp population and it dwindles everyday. I don't know what else to do besides lower the GH and stop using certain products and start using a different mineralizer. :(

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