I started a CBS tank back in February of this year. I started with about 20 shrimp (a mix of grades) and now have about 11 left. I lost some due to a bacterial infection that I have fixed. I had 3 females berried and hatched the eggs, but maybe only 2 or 3 out of all the babies survived. I did dose for hydra and other pest early on and have not seen any since.
I was wondering if you can help me get a better out come on the baby survival rate before I add more shrimp due to the loss from the infection. After the first of the year I would like to make another order of CBS and start again. My tank and parameters are as follows:
20gal long (standard)
Small Ehiem classic canister filter (bio , mech, purigen, peat moss)
Sponge filter ran off of small power head
Fluval Shrimp Stratum
(3) moss balls
Manzanita branches and Cholla wood
Ph 6.2 – 6.6
Nitrates 5 ppm or less
I do a 10% water change each week and top of with straight RO/DI water. I add minerals to the straight RO/DI water with Mosura Mineral plus Ultra when doing the water change.
Any help is encouraged. I see the babies after they hatched and within 3 days there gone.