Hmm lol. I mean the shrimplets and the shrimplets’ shrimplets
At first it cracked me up.
But then wanted to make sure just to be on the safe side.
interesting. I thought I’ve read they thrive from 70-80? The house gets around 64-65 at times.
They'll be okay
in those warmer temperatures. But they'll be exposed to more pathogens that thrive in warmer temperatures - some of them we can't even easily identify, their life cycle is sped up by as much as 50%, incubation period is impacted, etc.
They'll thrive at 64-65. I consider that my temperature goal in all of my shrimp tanks. You can definitely remove your heater. Your moss should also do better in cooler temps.
alkalinity 40 ppm
Hardness 150 ppm
Are you measuring with a liquid test kit or strips? Because based on PPM, you have about 2.2 kH and 8.3 gH, which is fine for Neocaridina regardless. But strips are are unfortunately unreliable for hardness testing, for the most part, because they expire way too quickly. Your total alkalinity and kH should be the same reading. Close enough, however. Hardness and gH are ~the same, as it'd probably take 9 drops to notice a change.
omnivore shrimp tabs. Only about 1/4 of a tab per day and I usually skip a day or two per week.
That's likely very protein-heavy or protein-forward. I'd add the following to your feeding rotation: organic spinach, kale, zucchini, stinging nettle, that sort of thing. Feed a different food each time you feed. Even in my most heavily-populated shrimp tanks, I feed every 2-3 days (almost never daily) and only what they can finish within an hour or so, removing any leftovers. That's especially important in small tanks.
That’s what I was hoping. Just seemed odd that it slammed to a stop
Seasonal changes also come into play. Abrupt barometric pressure changes also seem to impact them. As spring approaches, you'll probably see more reproductive activity. My tanks usually experience substantial population grown in April and May.
If you don't see new shrimp by the end of spring or early summer, you may want to consider thinning the herd a bit. I usually like to add new blood to my colonies when I thin them, as well. That almost always encourages new breeding.