snails are your friend
I think part of it is they are just so sensitive to change and tanks fluctuate a lot more in the first 3-4 months than they tend to thereafter. The plants also have time to get established and growing, which keeps nitrogen levels consistently low. And the types of shrimp I have here feed largely on algae and biofilm growing in the aquarium. This takes time to develop. All the supplemental foods in the world don't seem to equal growing "muck" for them to graze on.I never really got into shrimp, why do they require so much patience?
Neither really. I have several planted tanks, some with fish some without that I move the culls to. Culls are just shrimp I don't want in the breeding population. I have one 50 gallon tank with just cull shrimp and a betta.And are you using another creature to cull or "other" methods?
The betta surely eats some babies, but not enough to slow the population. In another tank with white clouds, the adult shrimp get to live out their life, but no babies ever make it in that one. But I never actively kill shrimp or even feed them to other things.