just got blue rili's
When I win shrimp I never test the water that the come in but for some reason this time I did. Because they were trapped in a bag for a few days i expected the ammonia would be elevated. I was quite surprised to see the nitrates to be in the 80-160 range; Closer to 160 I would say. PH was basically the same as mine 7.6 ish and the ammonia was 1ppm.
I was shocked to see the nitrates THAT high.
So my question is what are the chances they will survive after being exposed to those extremes?
I floated them in my tank for about 2hours and used a pipette to add my tank water to the bag every 20 minutes or so. I also added a couple drops of prime to the bag, I figured it wouldn't hurt anything. I also fed everyone and they had good appetites. So far this morning they are all present and accounted for and VERY active. Is it normal for rilis to be more active than cherries?