ok, but experiments for testing that are easy to setup, I'm surprised there is no backing for those claims o_o
that's a good thing if the claims aren't true.
Please don't take this the wrong way because i am just the type of person that tries to see all angles of ANY situation.
I really don't see how an experiment testing if cryps/anubis can harm shrimp either just being in a tank with them or when under duress. First since that myth is just that a myth there has never been a specific chemical or composition that is claimed to harm the shrimp. Without that0 you cant even do an experiment.
Its not that the claims of crypts/anubis harming/killing CRS have been busted or scientifically dis proven; its just that so many people (obviously myself included) have kept CRS with these plants and had no issues it is pretty much just accepted fact that this myth is just one of 1,375,989 myths that have to do with CRS and crazy reasons they die that are completely bogus.
Nice looking shrimp, Bsmith!
Well as I posted a week or so ago, all of my crypts started melting. The only thing I could think of that could possibly have effected every single plant was the lighting and possibly the substrate since the AS in this tank is getting pretty old it is possible that its loosing its punch. The spiral PC bulb that was lighting the tank had probably been in there for over a year. After doing some research I found that of all the PC bulbs spiral PC's loose their intensity and shift light spectrum the fastest of all of them. So I had an extra one in my office and slapped it in. Concerning the substrate the more I thought about it the more unlikely it seemed that every single plant would have ran out of nutrients at the exact same time (could happen I guess but that would be very strange). So I loaded up the sub with RootMedic Complete and Fe+ and Fe intense just in case. Since I replaced the bulb and loaded up on fert tabs I cant 100% say it was the lighting that was the main culprit but that is where I would put my money.
The very next day all of the plants looked much better. I think I lost a few but hopefully in usual crypt form they will return from the substrate bigger and better then they were before!
Hopefully I will have enough time to take/post up some pics tomorrow.