THEORETICAL self-feeding tank idea
Okay... This is just an idea, not something that I can do at the moment.
Let's say I got a 10g or similar size and planted it heavily. Let's say I then dumped a bunch of cherry shrimp in there, fed them a bit until they had a nice little population going, then added a scarlet badis and kept the tank near a window.
The badis would eat the baby cherry shrimp, and being so tiny I'd think it wouldn't need too terribly many to be full. Being near a window would grow algae, and that plus the plant gunk might feed the shrimp...
Or would a 10g be too small to support enough cherry shrimp for the babies to feed a badis? I know I've heard of tanks where a little school of microrasoras or a badis are eating nothing but microfauna... Could this be achieved with cherry shrimp babies as food?
Only theoretical, I can't set up another tank and I doubt I can feed 50 microrasboras with the cherry shrimp that can live in a 29 biocube. Would this work?