I'm new to this forum and somewhat new to raising red cherry shrimp so sorry for the long post asking for help
. I've been housing ~30 RCS in a cycled bare bottom
, moderately planted, 10 gallon tank. The females are constantly pregnant with eggs but most, if not all, are dropping their eggs.
The temperature is ~72 to 74, pH 6.5, nitrites and ammonia are 0, nitrates ~10ppm, hardness is 50ppm.
Would RCS drop eggs due to the current being too strong in the water? I have a HOB filter covered with a sponge. However, most of the current comes from a bubble curtain in the back. It is strong enough that there is constant circulation but not to the point that the shrimp aren't able to swim easily through the curtain. Is the bare bottom amplifying the current?
Other besides that a few weeks back I went to visit a friend for a weekend and dropped in a 3-day feeder pellet usually meant for fish. I guess this was too much food for the shrimp and when I returned the sides of the tank were covered in white fungus from overfeeding. Since then all the fungus is gone, needless to say I won't be doing that again >.>