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    15 Gallon Tank Community Fish/Shrimp tank with algae

    thanks Wrona0306 I'll remove the transparent leaves from the amazon sword, but can't really remove all the algae covered leaves as there would be none left! I'll also remove as much hair algae as I can. I'll try to reduce the lighting hours and maybe do a light vacation over the weekend (it's...
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    15 Gallon Tank Community Fish/Shrimp tank with algae

    I have a 16 gallon (60L) fluval spec. It is planted with java fern, anubias (various kinds), red root floaters, java moss, marimo balls, and amazon swords (see picture). In terms of stocking I have 8 harlequin rasbora, 4 male guppies, 6 amano shrimp and 30 (ish) cherry shrimp. I have 0 nitrates...
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    How long to wait before reintroducing my snails

    Very helpful - thanks Convoluted77. I did an initial 40-50% water change which I'm regretting now as one of my cherries just died... but I'm going to leave it as is for a week then do a series of smaller weekly changes (15% or so). Fingers crossed no more deaths and the nerites can get back to...
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    How long to wait before reintroducing my snails

    Thanks RayClem. I'll do a couple water changes then put the Purigen in for a week. Then another water change before putting the carbon from the filter back in. Hopefully that will be enough!
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    How long to wait before reintroducing my snails

    Sorry to hop on to an old post, but how did it go Convoluted77 ?? How long did it take for your nerites to return safely? I've just done my final treatment of no planaria to treat for hydra (1 scoop day 1, 0.5 scoop day 2 and 0.25 scoop day 3 - I have a 60L, but assumed about 50L water...). It...
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    Thanks all! Lots of great advice!
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    Great tips. Thank you MasterPython .
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    That's helpful. Thanks JettsPapa these guppies are gorgeous but ridiculous lol
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    Thanks barbiespoodle. That sounds like a good set up I tried that too, and it was fine with just the rasbora, but these guppies don't ever seem full! they seem to find everything before anyone else does. I suppose the fact the shrimp aren't pouncing immediately on sinking pellets does mean they...
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    thank you for the advice Cherryshrimp420. Just concerned the guppies leave absolutely no waste... maybe I'll give a little more to eat and hopefully some flakes will fall for the shrimp
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    Thanks Cherryshrimp420 - are they OK living exclusively on biofilm? There are a lot of surfaces in the tank but want to make sure they get a balanced diet.
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    Feeding Cherry Shrimp in Community Tank

    I have a planted 60L (16gallon) tank with cherry shrimp, harlequin rasbora, male guppies and nerite snails (plus some pest snails in small quantities). I used to feed the cherries twice a week with shrimp pellets on a tray. The harlequin rasbora and snails would occasionally steal the food too...
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    Can shrimp shed scutariella japonica themselves?

    Thanks for the tip. I'm in Scotland - West Lothian. :)
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    Can shrimp shed scutariella japonica themselves?

    grim... ok thanks for the reassurance richiep. I'm just glad I took a photo when I saw them as otherwise I would have thought I'd dreamt it! I'll keep an eye on them but good to know it's not usually a big issue.
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    Can shrimp shed scutariella japonica themselves?

    I recently bought some new red cherry shrimp. After a week or so I realised that one had what looked like scutariella japonica (see photo). From looking online, this didnt seem like an emergency, so I ordered the API freshwater aquarium salt online (small children, work, pandemic etc. make it...
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