Not too bad, they breed like rabbits. Feel free to PM me or send me an email to set up a time to pick some up. You can find my craigslist ad by going to the PDX craigslist and searching for "shrimp". I have pricing and whatnot located on the ad.
Depending on how big they are they might have killed them. Ive had large 3" amanos eat fish alive... Ive also read on here other people having similar experiences of agression. But be cause thet are caridina and closely related it is also a good possibility of a disease or something. (hopefully not) good luck on fixing the problem.
I have hydrocotyle tripartita, and several different mosses. I'm not sure what you mean by small Java Fern. I have trident, needle, and normal. Had red, but I kind of lost it among the other java fern and I am not sure if I still have it. I do have small java plants, but don't have any of the mini varieties I've seen on TPT forum.
I've been keeping planted community tanks for about a year now. Had oscars and a small mouth bass I caught at Spanaway lake while growing up and thru college and decided I wanted to get back into the hobby last year. That bass surprisingly lived 6 years in my 55 with an albino and tiger oscar.
Donated my fish in my 29 gallon planted biocube to Midway Pets. Did my due diligence and studied everything I could on CRS. Seemed like a good starting point. Got my water parameters down and got 10 S+ from Seachaz who got them from Denny's pets up in Kirkland. Had some ups and downs. Thought I lost 6 over night and found them in my aqueon hob while cleaning (sigh). Then I found a sweet deal on ebay 20 SS for $140. Got a couple of SSS in the mix with 2 extra shrimplets in the moss. Less than a month keeping shrimp and I now see 3 berried females (all no-entry hinomaru). Least to say, I'm addicted.
Only thing I've added to my tanks is minerals to increase water hardness. Using old aquasoil, and lately while I have lots of berried shrimp haven't seen any baby shrimplets in a long time.
Shrimpnmoss is a local guy who seems to be the expert on shrimp. I believe he has some high end pure line Blacks. He advised me to increase water hardness. Saw a few baby golden bees yesterday. Hopefully this resolves my problems.
How are your cardinal shrimp doing? Something maybe for the future if and when I get enough tank space...