Originally Posted by Blue Ridge Reef
Why would you use any KH at all for bolt shrimp?
And edited to add, Neos can adapt to low/0 KH, as long as acclimated properly. They'll make perfect tank mates that can't muddy the colors should you decide to go that direction.
I didn't intend for the KH to be as high as it is. It's a long story and I'd rather not talk about it. I've made up my mind on a second tank for the caridinas.
Either way, I think raising the GH will have to be the route I take. In the meantime, I'll have to supplement my living shrimps' diets with foods richer in calcium, magnesium, and iodine for better results. We'll see how this goes!