I have tanks with Amanos that run at 74 degrees, check your ammonia, also how old are your shrimp
That is a valid question, but my ammonia was at zero AFAIK
. The age is difficult as some where adult and some were juvies. But either way, too late to cry over spilled milk, so to speak.
My point was that the temperature was most likely not the issue, I keep Amanos in my CRS tank that run at 74 as well as thanks with fish that run at 78
I generally keep the tank temp at 74, but I might up it slightly next time I add some more shrimp and fish. Just in case I'm buying some BioSpira from my LFS who still guards their supply in a fridge jealously, lol.
So here are two pics of my growing lilaeopsis carpet! I haven't had much time to post on TPT but I will try to get back into a regular swing of things by the end of the month/beginning of December. School is insane right now! As you can see below, the runners are really taking off and spreading like crazy. I have now increased the lighting to 100% intensity on a daily basis, though algae on the rocks has begun to creep back. Once the thickness of the carpet doubles in density, I'll probably do a trip but for now I'm just going to let it run wild. I am, unfortunately starting to have a snail issue and my one yoyo loach doesn't seem remotely interested in them at all. I'm thinking of buying a few more to help him out, as well as a few more otos.
Up close and personal:
And a dirty FTS (today is water change/maintenance day) and yes, the CO2 is on!