So yesterday i got some river shrim for my 3 gallon tank , they are feeder fish but i feel in love with them and wanted some as pets , i was informed they were brackish and very sensitive they hundreads - thousands crammed in a tiny tank so i took 3 to give it a go at 10p each and destined for death.
One one quite at the shop but she picked them anyway once he was home he went downhill and died last night
The others are eating and doing fine , should they have brackish water? At the shop it was just a cold tank without a heater , filter , food or anything?
What should i do to help them survive?
The filter has a naturally low speed however i added a sponge and a tight over this helps to slow it and prevent them trying to get inside -_-
They didnt tell me about the Gh or anyoff that... didnt think it was that importatnt.... ? They have shrimp wafers and a couple almonds leaves they seem to be liking the algea in the tank at the moment.
ammonia - 0ppm
nitrites - 1.50ppm ( eeekkk )
nitrates - 10ppm
Not sure why the nitrites gone up but i did a small water change
The tank was cycled so i did a water change and it seems to have gone funny?Used fishless and pure ammonia.,
Thanks guys , i also got some ottos yesterday for a seperate tank and they seem good ( shrimp were in this tank but didnt like the temp