The perception in the hobby is that keeping reef or saltwater aquariums is the hardest compared to freshwater systems. As with most perceptions there are well, exceptions.
One such exception in the freshwater hobby is keeping planted tanks. Specifically, planted tanks with invertebrates. Over the past week, we introduced Cherry Red Shrimps into our three year old planted Solana aquarium.
We started out with about five shrimp (seemed like a nice amount), but the small colony has dwindled down to one. Yes, one shrimp. Water parameters are just fine, so our task is to see what is wrong. Is there an issue with pH, nitrates or stress.
As previously mentioned, the water parameters seem fine and aesthetically the aquarium looks great...Read More