35ppt Posted January 4, 2015 Report Share Posted January 4, 2015 Trying to increase the survival rate of my RCS babies.Wondering -- what is most important factors on survival of the little ones? Food particle size, food content? Specific water parameter? Hiding places, even in a shrimp only tank?My tank is overall stable and healthy and mature.My first guess would be that it is feeding related. I assume biofilm takes care of them for a while, but the once a week protein and twice a week veggie that I feed may need to be adjusted, perhaps?As the bigger shrimps eat all these foods, I was assuming the little scraps they generate are then utilized by the smaller/baby shrimps.Is the special powder baby food I have seen worth a try?I imagine I could increase the protein feedings, but I am not sure how much they should actually be given.The other most likely factor, I think , could be temperature. I do have a heater, but have a couple of logistical reasons for not using it. But I could try to bump the temp up a few degrees.Tank specs:10 gal.Tap water.No heater. currently ~68FBlack Diamond Substrate.2x13W CFL (horizontal).Light duration: 6hrsPlants: mosses, java ferns. Riccia. Assorted other floaters. Mystery stems.sponge filters Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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