I know this has probably been asked a million times before but my shrimp keep dying and it's truely a mystery and being very new to shrimp keeping I'm hoping someone can help. Sorry this is long, tia!
I cycled my 21L tank for 2 months with plants (anubias on driftwood and hair grass with some floating rotala) I use Seachem Prime and Stability.
I tested everything and all was fine (we keep fish so I'm not new to water parameters just shrimp) I put in 3 large natives (pictured) and a pack of 10 glass shrimp I ordered from livefish.
All of the glass died within the week but the natives (transferred over from my housemates tank) are still thriving and have even shed the other week and grew a little. I feed algae wafers every 3 days and Hikari shrimp cuisine every second.
Did a small water change last week (10-15%) and on the weekend put in 2 cherries and 3 glass from an aquarium shop in. One of the cherries is dead and the others except 2 are hiding and I havnt seen them since the first day.
I've noticed a few detritus worms on my glass, could it be an oxygen issue? Temp is at 23°c same as housemates tank but the aquarium shop didn't seem to have a heater and livefish sent the glass in bags that arrived cold I floated the bags and let a little of my water in for about 40 mins before setting them free.
I'm relatively recent to fish and shrimp keeping.
I'm a freshwater ecologist in my day job, but only got around to keeping the fish and shrimp In the last 12 months.
And now I've got 4 tanks and I'm wondering if my wife will notice if I add another!
I've got a 215L Aquaone 980 heavily planted (DIY CO2) community tank in our living area (pearl gourami, kribensis, ottos, hengeli raspboras, Cardinal tetras and Cory sterbai).
I kitted out the walls of our garage a few years back with about 10m of floor to ceiling storage racks to keep things tidy. Only now it's being converted to a fish den.
In the garage I've got 2x 2ft tanks and a 40L quarantine tank.
One of the 2ft tanks is heavily planted with DIY CO2 and 22W LEDS. It's got RCS in it at the moment and some Neon Tetras.
The other 2ft tank is being prepared for CRS.
And finally the 40L quarantine tank currently has 5 native long arm shrimp in it (Macrobrachium australiense). But they are absolute assassins (the victims so far include 4 neon tetras, 2 barbs, and one black widow tetra) and are about to be sold off to a good home.