Crystal black shrimp and no breeding luck
I've once more dove down into crystal blacks, cherries and trio of panda shrimp.
What I am having issues with is varying and breeding, I did start off a few months ago with two berried female and couple males but sad circumstances caused a mass death of my tank. But I never been successful to breed or berry other then my amano shrimp. So figured send some feelers out and ask for help.
Currently I have a mixture of juvenile cherry, crystal black and pandas located in a 20 gallon planted tank/which I will be getting more plants soon after my java fern died off I think they dried out to much while I was transplanting/ but still rather full with plants and some small chunks of java moss that is slowly growing. Still removing dead java fern as I go and other plant leaves that aren't looking great.
Inhabitants of the tank,
7 4-5 year old amano shrimp, 3 females and 4 Males
13 or so cherry shrimp mixed age
34 crystal black mix age
3 panda shrimp mix age I do believe
And a single mystery snail named Jerry whom is starting to get to the end of his life with how slow he is starting to get.
Tank permaiters I never had issues with and have checked multiple times after shrimp deaths. Nitrates are perfect so is everything else enough that what babies I received with my cherry shrimp have been growing well and 4 of the crystal black so no loses there.
I have two filters going for bit more oxygen; over the back filter and a fluval submersion filter set on low flow. Both covered with sponge to prevent death of any fry.
Fed a mixture of algea pellets and a jello mixture of orangic squash, algea pellets, few tums for calcium for the snail, kale, zucchini, cucumber, carrot and small amount of jello to hold it together. A big hit compared to the shrimp food I purchased with my newest shrimp nearly a week ago and clean out the dish of jello.
I have almond leaves and one currently sitting in the tank and the bark/tree thing I cannot remember for tannin I believe. Light is on 10 hours or so /LED/ with natural daylight from the side since everywhere in the house has sunlight.
Tank heat is almost always at 25 due to having reptiles in the household so we keep the house between 20-23 degrees.
I have tried the change 10% of the water weekly and still do due to the food mixture I feed and filters get light cleaning weekly to bi weekly depending on the water flow OHB filter at least.
I'm not to sure what I am doing wrong but figured ask for any suggestions towards on this, as I do love them and hope for a decent boom if any.