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indian almond leafs?

i have just started useing almond leafs in my shrimp tank, and my oebt shrimp have had a sucsessful brood, i dont usr R.O or mineralizers, how much do almond leafs effect results with larval form shrimp?
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1 or 2 is usually good. once those start to breakdown you can get a rotation going of adding a new one a few weeks before the old one is gone.
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ive been adding 2 every 1 1/2 week to my 30 gallon shrimp tank, a combenation of shrimp, daphnia, pods and black worms eat them up rather quickly

do you think that the leafs provide better results with larval shrimp , like oebt shrimp with out r.o water and mineralizers and such ?
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its not the actual leaves the shrimp are eating. bacteria break down the leaf and this is what the shrimp are feeding on. so yes its a great source for baby shrimp to gather food on.
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i have been trying to get the oebt to breed without r.o and such with no results do you think the results of viable young whas because of the bacteria or the tannis?
do you see anny issue with keeping black worms with shrimp ?
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I've never kept OEBT, but from what I've read they arent the easiest and trying to do it without RO isnt making it any easier for yourself. good thing about tigers is that they like higher PH which is easier to control for a lot of people.

IALs are great for shrimp. Ive never had a tank that I havent used them in.

I dont know anything about black worms.
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...how much do almond leafs effect results with larval form shrimp?

Oebts have high form shrimplets. They look just like the adults.

Low form are larval, and almost no freshwater shrimp has a larval stage.


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