Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #237
> From: "J. Buchko" <j.buchkojr at worldnet_att.net>
> Date: Fri, 04 Oct 1996 08:58:59 -0700
> Subject: Natural Environment of Ghost Shrimp?
> Hi. I wonder if anyone out there has any solid information about the
> natural environment of these ghost shrimp? I've had some experience keeping
> them, and have myself noticed that they are rather short lived. In each
> case of death I've noticed that the shrimp I had tended to turn from
> transparent to a milky white before they died a day or two later. I've
> always wondered if some environmental factor was at work.
Sounds like it might be a failed molt. You might try dosing the tank
with trace amounts of iodide to see if the shrimp do better. Like a drop
of 10% KI per 20 gallons per week.