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post #13 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 01:12 PM
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Yes, it's normal. It's part of having a healthy (as healthy as humans can maintain) ecosystem in a glass box.

Detritus worms, daphnia explosions and all that are generally only going to be around in large numbers when your tank is young. Give it a couple months and their populations will balance out or disappear all together.

If you have a well-established tank (say, 6 months+)? Baby and juvenile shrimp will have all the food they need to survive. Shrimplet-specific foods are really only something to use if you know you need them or when you've been shrimping long enough to try something new. And even then, you're feeding such tiny amounts that foods usually don't create any issues.

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Originally Posted by Shrimpini View Post
Since setting up my tank....about 6 weeks....and adding plants......various creatures have popped up. Is this normal? Or is it just an unfortunate reality that comes with live plants? And for shrimp breeding in particular......how do you keep detritus worms under control without starving your tank? It seems that powdered foods are best for new shrimplettes but I feel like providing food and handling worms are a battle.


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