Are shrimp really intolerant of large water changes?
Are they really that sensitive to large water changes and really do need water params to be kept relatively stable or else they will die?
Sensitive Caridina I can understand, but I thought Neocaridina are very hardy?
I am pretty sure many people do keep Red Cherry Shrimp (Neo) in EI dosed planted tanks and do large water changes weekly right and no ill effects?
I usually do 50-80% water changes on my tanks. Just wanted to hear more from shrimp keepers and their experience with shrimp and larger water changes.
I am guessing it might depend on the strains of color morphs of Neocaridina Heteropoda/Davidi as some are more interbred for desired traits. Or do you think all Neos should still be relatively as hardy as the commercial RCS and be able to tolerate large water changes perfectly well?
Reason for asking is I wanted to put them in a community tank (yes, shrimp-"safe", micro fish), but I still would prefer to do 50%+ water changes every week or two.
A shrimp only tank I wouldn't really mind doing 10-20% water changes, but still can Neos really not handle larger water changes?