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Amano shrimp death
This is the first death of any of my amano shrimp which I have had approx 3 years. I'm just wanting to check if this colouring is normal upon death? All my other shrimps are fine, they were all ok last night upon feeding - have just come in from work and she was there..right at the front on the tank..bright orange, couldn't miss her.
Again is this a normal colouration?
I don't really want to do a water change yet as our water was off yesterday and is now running a milky white colour, I was wanting to hold off for a few days.
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I saw a Youtube video just the other day when researching shrimp and the guy said they turn a red colour when they die and if left a week or so they turn a clearish yellowy colour. Seems normal and 3 years is a good life span in the aquarium assuming you bought it and it wasn't born in there.

It might have been this video, it certainly was his channel.
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I'm pretty sure mine have gone that colour when they've died. Sad
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looks cooked! - I've never had one go red/orange before but they do go milky white when they haven't been dead long.
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Thanks everyone I'm hoping it's just age related then, though not too sure what the shrimp lifespan is. I think 3 years is reasonable. I have a further four in the same tank and I got them all at the same time so no doubt I will see what happens.
Having never had shrimp before and luckily never having a death I was really surprised and concerned about the colour and how fast it seems to have happened.
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It says online Amano shrimp have a lifespan of 2 to 3 years so you've done well with yours.
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The longest I've ever kept them is 5 years, so 3-5 years sounds about right (just looked that up in my logs).
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