Is this to much ammonia for my shrimp

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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    I have a saltwater fish tank that has 0.25 ppm ammonia and I wanted to know if I added a scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp if it would be fine or if that was to much ammonia for it.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    If that is a real reading you shouldn't add anything especially an invert.

    What kind of test kit are you using? Sometimes you can get a false reading.
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    I am using an api saltwater test kit
     
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    they will give false reading
     
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    I would see if a local fish store can verify those results. API kits are notorious for testing a false .25 ppm. That being said, until you know for sure I would not add anything living to the tank. Do you currently have other things in the tank? If so are they showing any signs of ammonia poisoning?
     
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    I noticed that you had an ammonia problem back in January ? How did you sort that one out ? Water changes are probably the best way to improve things. And listen to the others don't add anything else to the tank ? How you long horn cow fish ?
     
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    Id wait...didnt add shrimp till mine was zeros across the board....have 2 now and they are fine and dandy
     
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