Originally Posted by CheyLillymama22
Those white things swimming around look like nematodes to me. I just got rid of them in my shrimp tank. You may be overfeeding. I cut waaaay back on feeding and I havent seen anymore since my last wc. Dont be too nervous about wc's with cherries. They are pretty hardy little dudes.
They are fluttering around "dancing" after a wc? if so, you may find yourself swimming in baby shrimp soon. LOL. Mine do that dance when a female has molted and after a wc they have like a mating frenzy!
Looking good, cant wait for more updates.
Nematodes?! In the first picture?? No way, they are more like grains of sand, not moving insects... Its like someone messed with the substrate and particles are floating around (which didnt happen) and also i havent fed the tank in 3-4 days now!!! So this happened after no food for 2~ days. I do think i was over feeding tho, 50~ shrimp being fed everyday. Hope to have tons of baby shrimp soon as i already have 5 berries, so hopefully ill have even more soon hehe.
Hey tank, dunno how i stumbled across this journal
read all 5 pages and most say i admire your preserverence. Shrimp tank is filling in nicely. As Chey has pointed out rcs are very hardy and your tank params seem to suit them fine. Dont give up on the 55 if plants is whats making you think of downsizing. Just keep hitting those raok's and also ive found that by posting a wtb with a request for plants saying you can pay X dollars will generate several responses from sellers and usually far more plants then if you just bought outright packages or individuals. Good luck and keep up the nice work!
Thanks merth for the nice comments and advice!! I may just keep the tank and after we move next summer, start it back up as a planted tank (moving cross country) but good idea on the raoks i never even thought about looking for bigger plants ive always looked for small ones for my small tanks!
Oy vey, i had a jumper this morning.
Ive had rcs for over a month and never lost one. Took out that stupid HOB, and that left a gap in the hood. Who cares, these things arent smart. They wont climb or jump out...
Im an idiot. Lol. I dont know if this was a berried female or not, no eggs, no saddle... Maybe its a male (i hope) running around my tank trying to count 5 berried moms. :/. Covered gap with plastic wrap, i dont know what to do here
Almost certain this was one of the lower grade, adult, berried rcs