My shrimp are officially, weird.
The population in this tank is thriving. Multiple generations of babies growing up, berried females all happy. But they just don't do what the experts say they will do.
I bought them alder cones, because everyone says shrimp love them. Mine have completely and totally ignored the three cones I dropped into the tank. The snails are more interested (which isn't much either).
The fancy home made food I bought from a member here? Food that lots of you all posted pictures of shrimp swarming? Meh. They've seen better. A few will pick at it a bit, but mostly the snails eat it or I take it out a day later mostly untouched.
Cheap algae wafers? AWESOME, shrimp pile on!
Water changes? Meh, they don't care. Top offs, they don't seem to be picky about water temp or parameters long as it is clean and chlorine free.
So just a heads up for newbie shrimp keepers searching for information. Cherry shrimp are proving (in my tank) to be very low maintenance, very easy fauna. Long as they have moss they seem happy as clams. (wait, who says clams are happy?)