Just reporting in the journal.
Last 3 days went for a short holiday. I put some extra food in the tank.
I left the tank dark, but the tank gets some sunlight from the nearby window.
Today came home to a tank with new inhabitants - some hydras spotted on the wall. some tiny planarias as well. This is my first hydra encounter, so I swoosh them on the glass wall - not a good idea as someone here said they will regenerate from the swooshed mush.
Also, happening all in this same day - just my luck - i spotted one shrimp molting, before he can even finish, came another 2 bigger female shrimp and started to graze on her back. her skins torn out, showing white flesh, she wiggles a bit (in pain?), and few minutes later she died.
the 2 bigger female shrimp kept on grazing on her like its the most delicious meal ever.
I have no idea why my shrimps turn into canibals. i feed them fish food (with shrimp contents in it - could it be the cause?).
I am feeling like giving up on shrimp and turn the tank into a danios tank later, MAYBE.
As of today, Im left with 5 shrimps.
Captain Kirk Signing Out.