Questions for Nerite Keepers
1. I'm trying to fine tune feedings for the snails and shrimp in the tank in my sig. Generally, I feed a small leaf of boiled romaine, which is quickly attacked and then demolished in a day or two, then left to forage another day or two. Occasionally I crumble a square of OmNomNom pure veggie invert food and spread it throughout the tank to ensure as many inverts have access as possible. Then I feed again two days later. The tank is planted so I'm not very concerned about leaving the romaine in there for a day or two.
Given that I still have a pest snail issue, it seems I'm overfeeding but not massively so. I do this because I'm concerned about the slow-moving nerites losing out to the shrimp and the mystery snail and starving. I've had one death recently, a black racer nerite who'd been in the tank for a couple months or more. I've had a few other losses, all among new arrivals.
Should I add Bacter AE instead as a way to get more food directly to the less-active ones?
Parameters: dGH 6, dKH 5, TDS 195, approximately 16 nerites of various species, ~20 adult shrimp, numerous shrimplets.
2. Occasionally one will just drop off the top of the wall onto the sand, then lie there as if dead for days if given the chance. I've put them into an isolation container and all have eventually revived, aside from the one listed above and the lost new arrivals. Is this normal behavior?
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