Cherry Shrimp Concerns
So I picked up some cherry shrimp this past weekend from a seller on craigslist. His shrimp looked healthy, active, and a few were berried. I bought ten of them and he included a berried female.
Fast forward a few days and they just don't seem very active in my tank. They just kind of sit on plants very still, I'm not able to count the ten that I bought.
The setup is a planted, fully cycled 10 gallon. Temperature is around 76-77 degrees. There is zero nitrites, nitrates, ammonia, and copper. PH is at 7.6. I could not find any drip tests for GH and KH. I have some API test strips that read 180 ppm GH and 40 KH.
I've read other posts stating ideal conditions are: GH between 3-5 and KH around 2. How do I convert my readings in ppm to whatever scale these readings are in?
If my GH and KH are off, what can I do to correct them?