Is there a way to make a new tank shrimp safe?
My daughter's 10g tank just had a horrible blight that wiped out all of her fish. Columnaris, I think. She scooped all the RCS (and 4 newborn guppy fry) into a 5 gallon tank and boiled the eco-complete, bleached the heck out of the tank, heater and rocks, did a bleach dip on the plants, and tossed the filter and got a new aquaclear. I did fill it with seeded media from my eheim. Also she rinsed everything really well with water with a lot of Prime in it.
So now we have about 50 RCS in an uncycled 5 gallon, and we have a planted uncycled 10 gallon. I'm thinking just put the shrimp back in the 10 gallon, but does anyone have any tips to keep the cycling water parameters safe for the shrimp?
I have purigen but I'm not sure when it's advisable to use it. Should she just do lots and lots of water changes or is there anything to make this easier on her?
And, by the way, she did learn her lesson about quarantining new fish!
2500g koi pond, 56g community tank, 29g community tank