Sandy Posted October 31, 2017 Report Share Posted October 31, 2017 Hi folks! I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping for info and advice to keep me from losing so many shrimp. My love of dwarf shrimp began in May 2016 when my daughter made me an aquarium garden and added a few shrimp for fun. In no time, the shrimp became my focus and the plants were just window dressing. After getting bad info and bad results for months from my pet shop I decided to do my own research online. I've made some positive changes but have still lost more shrimp thàn seems normal. What troubles me most is that so many of my losses are younger shrimp. "Teenagers," my daughter calls them. I refuse to buy any more until I solve the mystery. It just breaks my heart. SPECS - I have a 30 gal planted tank. Mostly Neocards. My pH stays at 7-7.25. Water heater set at 72. I have hard water, but no gH or kH reading. I've cut back ferts to almost nothing, just in case. I don't think I have parasites. I have a sponge filter. They mostly eat plant matter and algae. I add pellets a few times a week, but that seems to interest the pond snails more than the shrimp. I do see a few babies occasionally and lots of evidence of molting. Any ideas? I'm still learning and researching. M.S. slows me down a little. I'd appreciate any feedback or ideas anyone might have. Thanks! Sandy in Kentucky Shrimporama 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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