What are your experiences with keeping mix species shrimp tanks. I keep my CBS with TFRs and my CBS all but died off. I use RO water remineralize with Kent RO Right, but it seems like the TFR had a hugh population explosion, while the CBS population just slowly declined.
Now I have about 3 CBS left. I've noticed during feeding, the TFR would swarm the pellets while the CBS are just left hungry, I don't know if it is normal.
Have you had similar experiences?
Sorry for the late reply. I haven't had much issue with keeping mix species, my shrimp breed relatively similar. But do keep in mind that Neocaridinas are usually hardier and more prolific. Also, in my case, my tanks were stocked with Neos first, then Caridinas, so the Neos had a jumpstart. Your KH is a bit high, and it could be due to the cement blocks. For TDS, I try to hit ~150. My sponge filters output water pretty strong, so there's not much waste, but ADA AS does break down over time so it'll start getting dusty. I do 20% WC twice a month.
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