Heater for RCS 2.5 gallon tank
I have a 2.5 gallon RCS tank with about 20 shrimp in there. Got them for around a dollar a piece and I would like to start my own colony. I have duckweed, frogbit, anarcharis, a moss ball, water wysteria, a banana plant, hornwort, and java moss in my tank. I live in Central Florida and it gets a little cold during this time of year and their water is staying at 70 degrees. I read that RCS need 80 degree water to breed properly. The shrimp are all being active and playing in all the plants so I do not think it is affecting them now. I am just so scared a heater will kill everything since the tank is so small. Will they start a colony without it being 80 degrees? My plants are also fine, they bubble all the time!
Thanks. If you have any suggestions for the carpet of the tank I would love to hear it! Looking for something easy like the plants listed above.